How to Combat Election Interference

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Public Event: Virtual Event
Jul 14

Election interference has been a growing concern in recent years with hostile foreign and domestic actors developing new and increasingly effective strategies to influence elections from the United States to Brazil.

Rather than re-opening a conversation about the nature of the challenges faced, this exchange will seek to dig into some of the solutions being tried around the world, by governments, civil society organizations and digital platforms themselves. Hear from outside experts and public servants working on the issue right now and come away with practical policy approaches that can be adapted to different circumstances.

Topics include:

  • How different sectors – government, civil society and digital platforms – are addressing the threat
  • Which policies have been most effective – and which haven’t
  • What to look out for over the rest of 2020 with COVID-19 impacting the way elections are carried out

Featured speakers: 

  • Philip Howard, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute and Professor of Internet Studies at University of Oxford
  • Chinmayi Arun, Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University Delhi
  • Daniel Kreiss, Associate Professor in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Matti Schneider, Chief Innovation Officer, French Office of the Ambassador for Digital Affairs

To register: 

If you are a member of Apolitical you can register at the RSVP link provided. If you do not wish to register at Apolitical, please email [email protected] to request the Zoom details.