America's Roundtable

America's Roundtable | Conversation with Michael J. Abramowitz | Freedom of the World Report | EU's Eastern European States Backsliding on Freedom and the Rule of Law | Update on China and India

July 23rd, 2023

Join America's Roundtable radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House, a non-partisan voice dedicated to supporting democracy.

Mr. Abramowitz oversees a unique combination of analysis, advocacy, and direct support to frontline defenders of freedom, especially those working in closed authoritarian societies. He previously directed the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, prior to which he led the museum’s genocide prevention efforts. He spent the first 24 years of his career at The Washington Post, where he was national editor and then White House correspondent. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he was formally a Marshall Memorial fellow at the German Marshall Fund and media fellow at the Hoover Institution.

A Conversation with Michael J. Abramowitz | Key Topics on America's Roundtable:

— The Freedom House's Freedom in the World report, a widely read and cited report of its kind, tracking global trends in political rights and civil liberties for 50 years.
— Media Freedom | A New Special Report — Reviving News Media in an Embattled Europe.
— Significance of the rule of law in democratic states as it relates to defending civil liberties and political rights.
— The state of freedom in India.
— China's growing global influence under the leadership of President Xi Jinping.

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By Michael J. Abramowitz and Yana Gorokhovskaia
Dallas Morning News | Journalists face threats around the world

About Freedom House | History

Freedom House is the oldest American organization devoted to the support and defense of democracy around the world. It was formally established in New York in 1941 to promote American involvement in World War II and the fight against fascism.

From the beginning, Freedom House was notable for its bipartisan support. Freedom House's founders were prominent and influential leaders from the fields of business and labor, journalism, academia, and government. A central figure among its early leaders was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Wendell Willkie, the Republican presidential nominee who ran against President Roosevelt in 1940, was also an ardent supporter and served as honorary co-chair along with Mrs. Roosevelt.
Initially, the mission of Freedom House was to counter isolationism, a powerful force promoted by the America First Committee. At the time, ninety percent of American citizens were opposed to involvement in the European war, even as Nazi tanks rolled across the continent and concentration camps began to fill with people. The leaders of Freedom House argued that Hitler posed a grave threat to American security and values.

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America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.

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