As part of our dedication to our democracy, The Common Good, in association with the New York Times, is assembling a delegation to the 2019 Athens Democracy Forum, hosted by New York Times Op-Ed columnist Roger Cohen [Past TCG Speaker]. Concern for democracies around the globe has grown as populism, nativism, far-right movements, and attacks on the press, while voter anger has spiked. The Athens Democracy Forum, a surprisingly intimate gathering, will explore the hot topic issues on democracy with important statesmen, leaders, and thinkers from around the globe. This year there will be the potential for fireworks with the debate between Steve Bannon, former campaign strategist and White House Chief Strategist for President Donald Trump, and Bernard-Henri Lévy [Past TCG Speaker], France's leading political intellectual. A number of current and former heads of state and principals are also expected, including Kyriakos Mitsotakis (Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic), Donald Tusk (President, European Council), Prokopios Pavlopoulos, President of Greece, Michael Higgins, President of Ireland, Juan Manuel Santos, former President, Republic of Colombia, Margot Wallström (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden), Borut Pahor, President, Republic of Slovenia, Nobel Laureates, international activists, playwrights, authors, economists, and more. This special Forum will also feature diverse and engaging discussions and excursions to the best of what Athens has to offer.