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Global Elections I: Israel, The Netherlands & Uganda ♥

Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

UCI Law Senter on Globalization , Law, and Society
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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.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler Senior Fellow; Head, Democracy in the Information Age Program

The Israel Democracy Institute

Lillian Nalwoga

Programme Manager

Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Alice Stollmeyer

Founder & Executive Director

Defend Democracy

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.