February 05, 2018

Forum Q&A: Maria Ressa on Digital Disinformation and Philippine Democracy...

Dean Jackson of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with Maria Ressa about her experience working as a journalist in a rapidly deteriorating media environment and the impact of social media...

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February 14, 2018

The Roots of Illiberalism in Hungary and Central Europe

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Political economist Gabor Scheiring will examine the socioeconomic roots of post-socialist illiberalism and rising authoritarianism in Central Europe.

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January 30, 2018

Decaying Institutions: How Corruption Undermines Democracy...

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Oludotun Babayemi will examine how the structure of Nigeria’s political institutions perpetuate corrupt practices and offer recommendations on how both domestic organizations and international funders can tackle corruption.

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January 17, 2018

Beyond Successful Elections: An Evaluation of Ghana's "Shiny"...

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Popular Ghanaian radio host Nana Ama Agyemang Asante will discuss the shortcomings of Ghana’s democracy and argue that successful elections, economic stability, and peace should not be the only criteria of a functioning democracy.

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