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Date: 2018-12-05
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Category: Call for Papers
Subject: Call for Papers - Securing Elections: Foreign Meddling, Fake News, and Political Violence

Call for Papers

Securing Elections: Foreign Meddling, Fake News, and Political Violence

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Location: Crystal City, Virginia (20 minutes from downtown Washington DC)

Co-Chairs: Holly Ann Garnett (Royal Military College of Canada) & Charles Stewart II (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Sponsored by: MIT Election Data and Science Lab (MEDSL), International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Electoral Integrity Project (EIP), & Electoral Management Network (EMN)


For more details, and to submit a proposal, visit: https://electionlab.mit.edu/events/2019-apsa-workshop


Conference Theme:  

Elections come under threat from a variety of fronts, be that foreign interference or cyber-attacks, violent conflicts stemming from electoral events, or targeted attacks against politicians in person or online. The examples of these scenarios are widespread, from elections being postponed in Haiti and Nigeria due to violence, to cases of foreign meddling in American elections and Baltic states. Security is a key challenge to electoral integrity and it is of vital interest to academics, policymakers, security forces, and electoral officials alike.


This workshop will consider how can elections be protected from the variety of security threats that emerge during the electoral cycle. This workshop welcomes paper proposals on questions including (but not limited to):


Proposals are due March 27, 2018.


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