The National Issues Forum split about 175 participants into 11 groups to discuss four approaches to building a more secure future in the context of Americans� Role in the World. The four approaches are: preserving and sharing global resources, seeking security through free trade, promoting democracy and human rights and using military power to secure the peace. Approach 3: Promoting Democratization and Human Rights In order to work collaboratively toward democracy overseas, Americans should understand each other, in terms of what they believe a democracy is. A number of people identified the distinction Saturday while discussing America�s role in promoting democracy and human rights overseas. �Big business and the government are talking about democracy, but we�re talking about a different democracy � a different definition,� Wappingers Falls resident Richard Carlson said.