Full Committee Hearing

Combatting Authoritarianism: U.S. Tools and Responses

Full Committee Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-419 and Videoconference Presiding: Senator Menendez
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For this hearing, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members,witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

Accordingly, press seating is limited. All media must RSVP to your respective gallery to reserve a seat, and only Hill-credentialed media will be permitted to attend.

Per CDC guidelines, press should wear a mask. Masks and other PPE, as well as sanitation supplies, will be available at the entrance to the hearing room.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are currently not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, other in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.


Panel I

  1. The Honorable Uzra Zeya
    Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
  2. Ms. Jennifer Hall Godfrey
    Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.

Panel II

  1. Ms. Anne Applebaum
    Atlantic Magazine Staff Writer, Senior Fellow at the SNF Agora Institute
    Johns Hopkins University
    Washington , D.C.
  2. Dr. Daniel Twining
    International Republican Institute
    Washington , D.C.