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Tomorrow’s Democracy

5th November 2018
  • ResPublica
Tomorrow’s Democracy

Join us for Tomorrow’s Democracy, a conference on Monday 5th November, in the City of Newport, South Wales.

We are delighted to be partnering with Newport City Council to deliver Tomorrow’s Democracy, the inaugural event of what is hoped to be an annual Festival of Democracy in Newport.

The conference will explore where democracy is today and where it is headed next, in the city that is strongly associated with the Chartist movement in the 1800s. Given the continuous rise of populism, which has caused a crisis in liberal democracy, there has never been a more important time for insightful discussion and debate about how democracy is working and what might need to change to ensure its survival.

The questions that will be debated include:

  • Can deliberative democracy inspire greater participation in politics?
  • Is global democracy dead?
  • Is Devolution the answer to taking back control?
  • Is the internet poisonous to democracy?
  • Would more diversity in politics lead to increased political engagement?

Our keynote speakers include:

  • Cllr. Debbie Wilcox, Leader, Newport City Council
  • Chloe Smith MP, Minister for the Constitution
  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA
  • Paul Mason, Journalist, Author, and Political Commentator
  • Bobby Duffy, Policy Institute Director, King’s College London

The full programme and speaker line up is available to view here: http://pk3p4c.attendify.io/#

Register your place via our Eventbrite page for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tomorrows-democracy-democratiaeth-yfory-registration-48947750038

Download our Digital Delegate pack here: https://www.respublica.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Digital-Delegate-Pack-Tomorrows-Democracy.pdf

The Conference is FREE to attend. Please don’t hesitate to pass details of the Conference on to others you believe would be interested attending.

If you would like any further information don’t hesitate to contact the External Affairs Team at ResPublica at ea@respublica.org.uk or 020 3857 8310.