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Capitalism Confronting Democracy and the Challenge for the Media

Join Global Financial Integrity for an event presented by our DC Forum program on the challenges the media faces when addressing capitalism and democracy.

Event Details

Date: September 21, 2023
Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Location: Virginia Room
Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
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Capitalism Confronting Democracy: The Challenge for the Media

4:00 – 4:30Coffee and Greetings
4:30 – 4:35Welcome and Introductions 
  • Tom Cardamone, President & CEO, Global Financial Integrity
4:35 – 4:40Perils and Promises of Democratic Capitalism
  • David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize Winner, author of Free Lunch; Perfectly Legal; Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality, and founder of the DCReport
4:40 – 5:30Capitalism Confronting Democracy: The Challenge for the Media
  • Annie Boyajian, Freedom House, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Mark Palmer Distinguished Fellow, and frequent contributor to Freedom in the World, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Freedom House’s reporting on transnational repression
  • Larry Diamond, William L. Clayton Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University. Author of Ill Winds and cofounder of the Journal of Democracy
  • Ed Luce, U.S. national editor and columnist, The Financial Times, author of The Retreat of Western Liberalism; Time to Start Thinking: America and the Specter of Decline, coauthor of FT Swamp Notes
  • Peter Coy, Economics Writer, The New York Times Opinion, formally with Bloomberg Businessweek
5:30 – 5:55Audience questions and answers
5:55 – 6:00Closing Remarks
  • Raymond Baker, author of Invisible Trillions

Space is limited, so please RSVP directly to Christopher Gomes at as soon as possible.


This is an in-person event. It will not be streamed or recorded.