Global Elections I: Israel, The Netherlands & Uganda ♥
Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Global Elections I:
Israel, The Netherlands & Uganda
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
12:15–1:15 p.m. PDT
This is a virtual event. Zoom information will be sent to those who register.
Threats to the fairness of elections, and the open debate that democracies require, have not been limited to the United States. Already in 2021, several elections worldwide have shown the challenges to a fair ballot in the digital age. We will kick off our global discussion of these challenges, and the steps governments and social media companies should be taking, with a focus on elections in Israel, The Netherlands, and Uganda.
Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler Senior Fellow; Head, Democracy in the Information Age Program
The Israel Democracy Institute
Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)
Founder & Executive Director
About the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center
Established in 2021 after the contentious 2020 U.S. Presidential elections, which culminated in the dangerous January 6, 2021 insurrection in the United States Capitol, the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at UCI Law is unique in its focus among U.S. and global institutions. It is dedicated solely to advancing an understanding of, and offering means to counter, threats to the stability and legitimacy of democratic governments exacerbated by the unregulated growth of digital media and other technological changes in mass communication. The Center will facilitate deep scholarship on American law, politics, and democracy as well as on global norms and institutions.