Victoria Thomas has extensive experience with non-profit and human rights organizations. Prior to coming to the Shanker Institute she worked for Freedom House, the Foundation for Democratic Education, the Center for a Free Cuba, and the Institute on Religion and Democracy. She has a B.A. in government from the College of William and Mary and a M.A. in public administration from George Washington University. She has six rescued cats and one dog (who somehow snuck in) and in 2012 she was named Volunteer of the Year for the Montgomery County Humane Society. She also volunteers in the cat rooms at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center.
We are experiencing an organic crisis of democracy, international in scope. This conference will draw together intellectuals and activists from across the globe to examine and explore different dimensions of that crisis. The speakers will venture into a deeper analysis of the political forces and dynamics at work, with an eye to identifying opportunities in the resistance as well as dangers. October 5-6, 2017, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and Registration.