Full Committee Hearing

The State of Democracy Around the World

Full Committee Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-106 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 Madeleine Albright
    Former Secretary of State
    Washington , D.C.
  2. Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky
    Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
    Washington , D.C.

Panel II

  1. Mr. Peter Biar Ajak, PhD
    Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow
    National Endowment for Democracy
    Washington , DC
  2. Wai Hnin Pwint Thon
    Campaigns Officer
    Burma Campaign UK
  3. Mr. Nathan Law
    Pro-Democracy Activist and Former Hong Kong Legislative Council Member

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