With democracy on the rise among nations, new challenges confront the United States, said Paul Wolfowitz '65, President George W. Bush's deputy secretary of defense (2001-05) and former president of the World Bank, during a lecture at Bailey Hall on April 12, 2012.

Wolfowitz's talk was sponsored by the Cornell College Republicans, the Program on Freedom and Free Societies, and the Divisions of University Communications and Student and Academic Services.