Join Semafor's Founding Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons and Axel Springer Chairman and CEO Mathias Döpfner for a candid conversation about the state of global democracy, the role of trade today in undermining democracies, and how autocratic regimes need to be challenged.  Döpfner's latest book, The Trade Trap argues free trade has strengthened dictators while undermining democracy and a rules-based world order. Semafor CEO and Co-Founder Justin Smith will offer introductory remarks.


December 5, 2023 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST 



Event Speakers

Steve Clemons

Founding Editor-at-Large, Semafor


Mathias Döpfner

CEO, Axel Springer SE

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