Sep 9, 2020

Are U.S. elections rigged, broken or dependable?

Lessons from Canada and Australia Offer Insights for Improvement

UCI Office of Global Engagement is hosting a series of webinars this summer and in the coming academic year to address a number of timely topics of global interest. The webinar on September 21 will cover international perspectives relevant to the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election.

Co-sponsored by UCI Law and the Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy, the event is intended as a resource for UCI faculty, staff and students and the general public.

Discussion topics include:

  • Voting challenges in a pandemic
  • Differences in how national elections are run in the U.S. compared to in Canada and Australia
  • How elections could be improved with restructuring

Monday, September 21, 4-5 p.m. PT

The event will feature a discussion by international and UCI leaders and a question and answer session.

Speakers include:

Moderator – Victoria Jones, Chief Global Affairs Officer

  • Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law
  • Yasmin Dawood, Canada Research Chair in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Electoral Law, and Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Graeme Orr, Professor – Law of Politics and Electoral Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Sponsored by:

UCI Office of Global Engagement
UCI Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy

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