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Democracy Rebooted: The Future of Technology in Elections

Democracy Rebooted: The Future of Technology in Elections

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Event Abstract:

On September 24, Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law in partnership with The Atlantic Counci presented a public address by President Toomas Ilves of Estonia on the future of technology in elections. Elections are set to take center stage in the coming year, in this country and abroad. As technology plays an increasingly large role in people’s lives, the discussion—moderated by CDDRL Director Francis Fukuyama— explored its role in elections worldwide. President Ilves of Estonia—the only country in the world to use Internet voting for national elections— discussed how technology can promote transparency, inclusion, and stronger democracies.

 

This event is a partnership between Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and The Atlantic Council, a DC-based think-tank committed to promoting constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs. The event was made possible with sponsorship by Smartmatic.

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