Kofi Annan Commission on Elections/Democracy in Digital Age

Sponsored by Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Koret-Taube Conference Center, Gunn-SIEPR Building 366 Galvez St. Stanford, CA 94305
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Join members from the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age for a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Francis Fukuyama, Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), on the opportunities and challenges for electoral integrity created by technological innovations. Speakers will include Laura Chinchilla, Chair of the Commission and former president of Costa Rica, Ory Okolloh, Director of Investments at the Omidyar Network, and Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.

The panel will explore the challenges to electoral integrity arising from the global spread of digital technologies and social media platforms, policy measures that can address these challenges, and opportunities that technological innovation offers for strengthening electoral integrity and political participation.

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