2022: The Future of Democracy in the Shadow of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Hosted by GVPT Global Learning at the University of Maryland, the panel featured Maryland State Senator and former U.S. Ambassador to Romania, James Rosapepe, and Margaret Pearson, the Horace E. and Wilma V. Harrison Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland. The discussion was moderated by Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace.

About the Participants

State Senator James Rosapepe, U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1998 to 2001 during the war in Kosovo. He was the first chair of the Maryland/Leningrad Sister State Committee and Investment Committee Chair of the Albanian American Enterprise Fund. Board member and podcast host of the Council of American Ambassadors. From 2001 to 2006, he was a Regent of the University System of Maryland and currently represents College Park in the Maryland Senate.

Margaret Pearson, Dr. Horace E. and Wilma V. Harrison Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher. She is most recently a co-author of China's Strategic Multilateralism: Investing in Global Governance. Her research can also be found in numerous other books and academic journals including the Journal of Politics and World Politics.

Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development and Director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll. He is also Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of, among other books, The Stakes: America in the Middle East.

Jóhanna Birnir, Director of GVPT Global Learning and Professor in the Department of Government and Politics. She is the author of Ethnic Electoral Politics, and her research has appeared in several academic journals including the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and Journal of Peace Research.

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