The future of progressive politics




A discussion, followed by cocktail reception, with Matt Browne (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress) moderated by Alexander Panetta (Washington Correspondent, The Canadian Press). Introduction by Giovanni Faleg (Secretary of the Italian Democratic Party in DC).

When: Wednesday, May 18th, 7pm
Where: Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC
Price: $25 members of PD Washington; $35 non-members
RSVP: Registrations are now closed. Watch livestream on PD Washington’s Facebook Page (5/18, 7-8pm EDT).

7-8pm: discussion on the future of progressive politics
8-9pm: Cocktail reception and networking. Each participant will enjoy two glasses of red or white wine, and a spread of charcuterie and cheeses (all included in the price)


The world stands on the cusp of a new, global progressive movement. People around the globe are dissatisfied with their governments and eager for change. In Europe, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has shown that modern center-left politics can inspire voters and deliver reforms. In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leading a new movement of inclusive and inspirational politics to end more than a decade of conservative power. This comes at a crucial moment in American politics, as progressives look to build on the achievements of President Barack Obama, but are also unsure about the outcomes of the 2016 Presidential elections.

This interactive panel discussion, organized by the Italian Democratic Party in Washington, DC, will touch on the key challenges progressives face today, and on the ability of a new leadership to emerge and effectively confront these challenges, to achieve economic equality, institutional reform and political renewal.

Matt Browne is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the executive director of Global Progress, an international network of think tanks and foundations established to share policy ideas and advance progressive ideals. Browne is a member of the global advisory board of Canada 2020, sits on the advisory board of Volta (the new progressive think tank in Italy), and is a member of the governing board of Policy Network in the UK. He began his career as an advisor to the former President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and has since worked with over 30 progressive leaders across five continents.

Alexander Panetta has spent 16 years with Canada’s national news agency, mainly covering politics. He’s reported international news from Afghanistan and Haiti, and since 2013 has been The Canadian Press’s United States correspondent.

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