President Levits livestream on democracy in Davos

President of Latvia Egils Levits is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, May 22-25.

On May 23 he takes part in a livestreamed session on the future of democracy, which also features the distinguished American historian Timothy Snyder, author of 'Bloodlands' and 'On Tyranny'.

Titled 'the Future of Democracy', the session starts at 17:15 Rīga time (14:15 GMT) and advance materials say:

"The consensus on democratic norms has shown signs of fraying in recent years, with increased polarization, disillusion and authoritarian patterns of governance, including in advanced Western democracies. How serious are the strains on democracy and what steps can be taken to reinvigorate democratic societies and institutions?"

Back in 2017, Snyder delivered a memorable lecture on the annual Isaiah Berlin Day in Rīga.

While at the WEF, the President is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of several countries and others, including Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman of the Board of the World Economic Forum, and Nick Clegg , President of Global Affairs for the Meta company, generally known as Facebook.

More information on this year's World Economic Forum is available at: https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2022 and you can see all livestreamed sessions at: https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2022/programme.

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