On September 1-3, 2014, CDDRL's Omidyar Network Leadership Forum, a Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program alumni network and the Economic Policy Research Center hosted a three-day conference in Tbilisi entitled, “Building a Modern State in 21st Century Georgia.” 29 alumni from the Draper Hills Summer Fellows program and members of the Omidyar Network Leadership Forum attended the conference, representing 13 countries in the region along with China, Egypt and Zimbabwe. The conference brought heads of state, policy-makers and civil society together to discuss Georgia’s successful civil society reforms.
Following the 2013 regional network conference in Kyiv, Ukraine that drew together alumni from the Former Soviet Union, this conference enabled participating fellows to discuss some of the specific issues and challenges related to advancing democracy, development, and the rule of law in the FSU using Georgia as an example for building a modern state.
The workshop was made possible by the support from the Omidyar Network, Economic Policy Research Center, Bank of Georgia, the US Embassy in Georgia and the Open Society Georgia Foundation.
Presentations and Panel Discussions:
Francis Fukuyama’s Interview – (in English)
Francis Fukuyama’s Interview Radio Free Liberty – (In English)
Francis Fukuyama’s Interview Tabula TV (will soon be available in English)
News _ 11.05 – 11.09
Georgian Public Broadcaster
09.03 starts live from the Forum
News 20.16 – 20.21 (Interview)
News 09.04 – 09.35
News 09.15 -09.20
News 19.05 -08
News 20.58 – 21.03