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Can Democratic Elections Survive the Digital Age?
October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pmFree
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.