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Carter Center’s Alexander and Packard’s Lindborg: Combating Threats to Democracy

Democracy is under siege—in the United States and around the globe. Efforts to undermine democracy erode human rights, destabilize governments, and exacerbate global health crises.

Join Nancy Lindborg, president and CEO of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander for a conversation about the evolving threats to democracy—and a new framework for action to mitigate the risks.


This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

The Commonwealth Club of California is a nonprofit public forum; we welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

In association with the Carter Center and The David and Lucille Packard Foundation.


Carter Center


David and Lucille Packard Foundation

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Paige Alexander

CEO, Carter Center

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Nancy Lindborg

President and CEO, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation—Moderator