A cautious embrace: defending democracy in an age of autocracies Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Aleksey Shmatko, Businessman, Jihyun Park, North Korean defector and human rights activist and Outreach Director, Connect North Korea, Ayeshagul Nur Ibrahim, Uyghur activist


Dr Oisín Tansey, Reader in Comparative and International Politics, King’s College London, Annette Bohr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House, Professor John Heathershaw, Professor of International Relations, University of Exeter


Tuesday 3 September 2019

Bill Rammell, Vice Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire and Chair of Million Plus, Professor Christopher Hughes, Professor of International Relations, LSE, Alexander Bustamante, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, University of California


Tuesday 22 October 2019

Heather Wheeler MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Martin Harris, Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Kate White, Director, Asia-Pacific Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office


Published: 5 November 2019