The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted Shanthi Kalathil, who spoke about the challenges to democracy in an age of misinformation.
The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations seeks to promote study and discussion of the development, formulation, and implementation of United States foreign policies by means of a program of speakers, the organization of discussion and study groups, and the production and distribution of relevant materials.
Kalathil is an advisor, consultant and speaker on national security, democratic resilience, and strategic competition in the information age.
She served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights at the National Security Council in the Biden Administration, where she oversaw the organization of the inaugural Summit for Democracy and the development of the first U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption, among other initiatives.
Kalathil has authored and edited numerous policy and scholarly publications, and was the senior director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy.
She was formerly a Hong Kong-based reporter for the Asian Wall Street Journal.
Listen to the talk at: Midcoast Forum, Shanthi Kalathil.
Those interested in learning more about the Forum or seeing future speaker events can visit midcoastforum.org. The Maine Monitor will periodically share recordings of the Forum’s talks.