The Streit Council works to unite democracies as a path toward greater individual freedom, international solidarity, and global stability. It aims for the creation of an international order of, by and for the people.



Upcoming symposium: “How Democracy Survives: The Crises of the Nation State”

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies will host the upcoming symposium, “How Democracy Survives: The Crises of the Nation State.” In this three-day online symposium, leading scholars and activists from around the world will explore how democratic values and institutions can evolve and adapt to the growing challenges that are now destabilizing democratic nation states, such as climate change, resurgent nationalism, ethnic and religious conflict, human rights abuses, and deepening levels of economic inequality. The Streit Council's Executive Director, Dr. Tiziana Stella, will speak in a session titled "The Federalist Wager on Organizing the World Through Democracy." Register to attend.

Board Member Steve H. Hanke argues for the formation of a larger international "dollar zone"

Steve H. Hanke, writing in National Review, calls on US Secetary of State Mike Pompeo to increase the international use of the dollar to compete with China's renminbi. One way this can be done is through "dollarization," or the adoption of the dollar as legal tender in countries which currently possess "junk currencies." Another is through the creation of dollar-based currency boards. (Read More)

Board Member Steve H. Hanke on "Money, Stability, and Free Societies"

In an article for the CATO Journal, Steve H. Hanke - noting that monetary instability poses a threat to free societies - argues for four changes. "First, the U.S. dollar and the euro should be formally, loosely linked together. Second, most central banks in developing countries should be mothballed and replaced by currency boards. Third, private currency boards should be permitted to enter the international monetary sphere." (Read More)

Streit Council Board Member and Member of the European Parliament Domènec Ruiz Devesa urges the European Union to respond to crises with three unions

If the EU is to respond effectively to the crises it faces - including COVID-19, climate change, the departure of Britain, and shifts in US foreign policy - Domènec Ruiz Devesa argues it must form three unions: health, financial and political. (Watch here)

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