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Tuesday
Sep152015

Stanford event (9/24): Democracy Rebooted: President Ilves of Estonia on Election Technology, Silicon Valley

 

On September 24 the Atlantic Council and Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law will present a public address by President Toomas Ilves of Estonia on the future of technology in elections. Estonia is the only country in the world to use internet voting at the national level, and President Ilves will discuss how technology can promote transparency, inclusion, and stronger democracies. This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Francis Fukuyama. 

The Atlantic Council effort is being led by the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center because of Latin America's leading role in the creation and implementation of election technology. The largest democracy in the region-- Brazil-- conducted its last election completely electronically, and the largest election technology company was created in Latin America. As technology plays an increasingly large role in people's lives this discussion will explore its role in elections worldwide. 

To RSVP, please visit: cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/events
For questions or more information contact Rachel DeLevie-Orey at rdelevieorey@atlanticcouncil.org