We invite you to join us for a roundtable hosted by KFG fellow Inken von Borzyskowski (KFG/Florida State University).
“Elections in the Developing World:
Assessing the Challenges of Democratic Transition”
on May 19, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Freie Universität, Seminar center, room L116, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26 (Silberlaube)
While almost all countries hold elections today, these are often plagued by fraud and violence, and are frequently administered by weak institutions. Democracy depends critically on free and fair elections and peaceful transitions – yet these essential first steps are regularly thwarted in developing countries. Why are some elections violent while others are not? When do elections facilitate democracy? Irfan Nooruddin (Georgetown University), Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford), Sarah Birch (University of Glasgow), Nikolay Marinov (University of Mannheim) and Tess McEnery (USAID) will share their current research with us, shedding light on some of these important questions.
There is no registration required for this event!