How do you build entrepreneurial ecosystems in countries in need of democratic reform? And can you establish a culture of entrepreneurship? Dr John Sullivan of the Washington, D.C-based Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will be at the Legatum Institute to discuss these challenges.
Entrepreneurs are crucial to building free and fair democracies that deliver opportunity to all. Their economic success provides jobs, supports a competitive marketplace, and increases business participation in the democratic process. Yet, in many countries, institutional barriers prevent people from becoming entrepreneurs or render existing firms incapable of growing. Dr John Sullivan
will discuss the CIPE's innovative approaches to link democratic development to market reforms, including programs to assist women and youth entrepreneurs.
The discussion will be moderated by Zachary Courser
, Senior Program Director and Fellow, Legatum Institute. About the speaker
John D. Sullivan, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Sullivan is the author of numerous publications on democratic transition, corporate governance, and market-oriented democratic development. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Russian Institute of Directors’ Advisory Board, the Bretton Woods Association, and the American Political Science Association. Attendance at Legatum Institute events is by invitation only and RSVP is required. If you are interested in attending an event or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.