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Can Democratic Elections Survive the Digital Age?

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Free

The Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, is organizing a series of panel events on the theme of digital transformations, titled: “Global Conversations About Digital Disruptions”.

The first panel in the series will take place on October 18, 2022, and is titled: Can Democratic Elections Survive the Digital Age?

This event aims to:

1. Assess the level of disruption created by digital platforms, including social media platforms, in democratic elections and democratic outcomes in different national contexts;

2. Compare disruptions between national examples to understand what is specific to each context and what are broader patterns; and

3. Identify factors that influence the level of disruption caused by digital platforms, and which factors lead to relatively positive, benign, or dangerous electoral and democratic outcomes.

The event will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the digital dimension of recent democratic elections in Brazil, Kenya, the Philippines, and South Korea including:

Dr. Aim Sinpeng, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Professor Ivar Hartman, Insper Institute ofEducation and Research

Ms. Angela Odour Lungati, Executive Director, Ushahidi

Professor Jade Kim, Texas A&M University

The event will be co-chaired by Professors Heidi Tworek and Yves Tiberghien.

 

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Cost:
Free
Venue
Online/Virtual Event
Event Information
https://democracy.ubc.ca/events/event/can-democratic-elections-survive-the-digital-age/

Organizers

Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions
Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research