LBJ Forum: Democracy's Destiny
Disruptive technologies. Declining health of the planet. Demographic shifts. The world is changing at a pace almost beyond human capacity to cope — creating new and unpredictable pressures on democratic institutions. Around the world, self-government by elections, free speech and press, and a transparent rule of law are in retreat. Even in the U.S., a startling number of people tell pollsters they would prefer autocratic governance to the messiness of democracy. Social media — which began as raw democracy writ large — is wreaking havoc while active citizen engagement is waning.
The destiny of democracy is on the line.
What if we could harness transformative change to invigorate democracy for the 21st century? To deploy technology to improve democracy around the world, to unite rather than divide, and to fortify this ideal system?
This LBJ Forum will deliver an innovative and inspiring call to action for a generation leading amidst the digital revolution.