Virtual conference organized by Bertelsmann Foundation of North America, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Chatham House and CADAL. The meeting was given in English and was dedicated to think about the resurgence of authoritarianism, the erosion of the State condition and the decline of the approval of democracy, driven by corruption and social exclusion. The speakers were: Viviana Giacaman (United Nations, Chile); Christopher Sabatini (Chatham House, UK. CADAL's Advisory Council); Peter Thiery (Heidelberg University. Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany); Hauke Hartmann (Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany. CADAL's Advisory Council). The moderator of the meeting was Samuel George (Global Markets and Digital Adviser.Bertelsmann Foundation).