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The Business of Freedom: How Markets Can Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism

Saturday, November 12, 7:00pm

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Join us as we host The Business of Freedom: How Markets Can Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism, a live discussion between General Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.) and Michael Abramowitz, president of Freedom House, on the economic consequences of global democratic decline and how the business community can push back against authoritarianism, support human rights, and help build a more secure and prosperous world.

This live discussion will also be available via livestream. 


About the speakers:

General Joseph Votel (Ret.) is president and CEO of Business Executives for National Security and a member of the Freedom House Board of Trustees. General Votel is a retired U.S. Army Four-Star officer and most recently the Commander of the U.S. Central Command – responsible for U.S. and coalition military operations in the Middle East, Levant and Central and South Asia. Preceding his assignment at CENTCOM he served as the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and the Joint Special Operations Command.

08.04.2022, Berlin – Deutschland. Michael j. Abramowitz, Präsident des Freedom House.

Michael Abramowitz is president of Freedom House, the longest-operating prodemocracy and human-rights organization in the United States. Previously, he served as director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, and he is the former national editor and White House correspondent for The Washington Post.


Freedom House is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to create a world where all are free. We inform the world about threats to freedom, mobilize global action, and support democracy’s defenders.

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