Can Democratic Elections Survive the Digital Age?

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Can Democratic Elections Survive the Digital Age?

High-level panel on digital disruptions in democratic elections, with experts on Brazil, Kenya, the Philippines, and South Korea.

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About this event

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 virtual 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 of Education and Research

Ms. Angela Odour Lungati, Executive Director, Ushahidi

Ju Oak Kim, Associate Professor, Texas A&M International University

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

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