Media Note
Washington, DC
January 13, 2011


Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Human Rights & Labor Michael Posner will participate in a panel discussion to address the condition of global freedom over the last five years on the occasion of the release of the findings of Freedom in the World 2011, Freedom House’s annual ranking of democracy and civil liberties.

Panel participants include Susan Glasser, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy; Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Tom Malinowski, Washington Director, Human Rights Watch and Arch Puddington, Director of Research, Freedom House.

The release and panel discussion will take place from 1:30-3:00 PM on January 13, at 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.



PRN: 2011/051