Supporting Democracy in Challenging Times

07.18.2018 | Video | Andrew Wilson |


On July 17, 2018, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an event with the heads of the National Endowment for Democracy and its four core institutes, including the Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) Andrew Wilson. Wilson discussed CIPE’s origins and the symbiosis of business and markets in democracy promotion.

For more than three decades, the United States has provided bipartisan support to secure freedom, human rights and democratic governance for countries around the world through the work of the National Endowment for Democracy, along with its four core institutes, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Solidarity Center. The Endowment was a shared vision by President Ronald Reagan and bipartisan members of Congress to invest in advancing democratic values, freedom, and opportunity as a moral and political mandate.