Opportunities and Challenges of Using Technology in Elections: Experiences of Western and Southern Africa
Dr Miguel Lara Otaola will represent the Electoral Integrity Project at this event on the opportunities and challenges of using technology in elections. Representatives from Election Management Bodies in Western and Southern Africa will attend the conference, held in Abuja, Nigeria. The event is organised by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), with support from the European Union.
The overall objective of this conference is to build and enhance the capacity of participants in the choice and usage of ICT in elections for strengthening the credibility, integrity and transparency of electoral processes in ECOWAS and SADC countries.
The SLDS 2018 symposium provides an opportunity for academics, researchers and users involved in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Social Sciences and Nature & Life Sciences to discuss and share their points of view.
As the fourth symposium will be held at Sciences Po, it will have a particular focus on Social Sciences. The keynote speakers, all of whom are pioneers in the field and have been key developers over the past several years, will highlight recent achievements and put future innovations in perspective.
Dr Thomas Wynter, the Electoral Integrity Project's Postdoctoral Research Associate and PEI Program Manager, will present as a panelist on the Perception of Electoral Integrity expert survey.
EIP is hosting a general stream entitled Electoral Integrity. The general session on electoral integrity (GS05) will consist of research papers drawing upon diverse methods, approaches, and evidence which address the causes and consequences of electoral integrity and malpractices, and what can be done to overcome these problems, in countries around the world.
- GS05 General IPSA Sessions on Electoral integrity
- Organizer: Prof. Pippa Norris
- Coordinator: Megan Capriccio
- When: 21-25 July 2018
- Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
- IPSA Congress Contact: email@example.com
- Paper proposals deadline: CLOSED
- Acceptance notification: 19 Jan 2018
- Application for EIP travel awards (see below): 20 Jan 2018
- Notification of EIP travel awards: 20 February 2018
- Registration deadline: 10 April 2018
- Paper submission deadline: 1 July 2018
- More details IPSA Program
The 2018 General Conference will be held at Universität Hamburg in northern Germany. ECPR’s General Conference remains Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists, often attracting more than 2,000 scholars from throughout the world and at all stages of their career.
Jeffery Karp and Hanna Wass will be co-chairing the Democracies at Risk stream that includes the following six Panels:
1. Contested elections and political legitimacy (chair: TBA)
2. Disseminating fake news and the politics of fear (chair: TBA)
3. Rising cynicism and the participation gap (chairs: Isak Vento and Jenni Rinne, University of Helsinki)
4. Electoral competition, campaign finance and regulation (chair: TBA)
5. Causes and consequences of electoral malpractices (chair: Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca, University of Gothenburg)
6. Innovations to facilitate the voter experience (chairs: Theresa Reidy, University College Cork and Johanna Peltoniemi, University of Tampere)
In 2017, election management bodies (EMBs) around the world were confronted with a number of new challenges: presidential elections in Kenya were declared invalid amidst allegations of problems with the electoral commission’s databases and computers; elections in Papua New Guinea were delayed in some areas due to striking poll workers and concerns about the accuracy of the electoral register; and a commission on voter fraud in the United States was thwarted by state electoral officials refusing to release data.
In response to these challenges, researchers from around the globe have renewed their focus on electoral management issues in both domestic and comparative perspective. This workshop aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss major challenges in electoral management, and foster new collaborations.
This workshop will be unique in facilitating the input of practitioners in these scholarly debates by inviting two discussants per panel: one from the scholarly community, and one from the practitioner community, in order to engage in better discussion with those working on the front-lines of electoral management.
- Date: August 29, 2018
- Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Co-Chairs: Holly Ann Garnett & Toby S. James
- Organizer: Electoral Management Network, Electoral Integrity Project
- Paper proposals deadline: March 23, 2018
- Acceptance notification: April 15, 2018
- Registration deadline: August 1, 2018
- Paper submission deadline: August 15, 2018
Join us August 30 – September 2, 2018, in Boston for the 114th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2018 theme, “Democracy and Its Discontents.” APSA and the 2018 Program Chairs Henry Farrell, The George Washington University, and Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University, look forward to your participation in panels and sessions prepared by APSA’s 56 divisions and numerous related groups at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting. The Call for Proposals is now open, and the deadline for all submissions is January 16, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. APSA encourages submissions from individuals representing a range of geographic distribution, field of professional interest, methodological orientation, types of institutions where members are employed, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexuality, disability, and other important forms of diversity.