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The US Midterm Elections: The Voters, Congress, and the Trump Presidency

The US Midterm Elections: The Voters, Congress, and the Trump Presidency

The 2018 midterm congressional elections may be among the most important elections in American history.  Join us to discuss what happened and why, and to consider how the elections will affect the working of government, major issues of public policy, and the ongoing investigations of President Trump and his associates. When: Thursday, November 8th, 6:00 p.m. – […]

A Conversation on Electoral Reform

A Conversation on Electoral Reform

Join us for public conversation on electoral reform!

A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC
Summer Institute for Future Legislators 2018

Summer Institute for Future Legislators 2018

Apply online now! Scholarships available.

Challenges to Democracy

Challenges to Democracy

The spread of democracy has been driven by a struggle for freedom and opportunities for human flourishing, and yet democratic institutions based on full and inclusive citizenship face a variety of global challenges.

Digital Threats to Democracy

Digital Threats to Democracy

Digital Threats to Democratic Elections: How Foreign Actors Use Digital Techniques to Undermine Democracy

Fake news still making headlines…

Fake news still making headlines…

but we’re learning more about how online misinformation works. Read more.

Linda Farthing: Evo’s Bolivia – Nov. 29th
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Democracy and Politics in the Andes after the Commodities Bonanza

Alberto Olvera: Crisis of representation

Alberto Olvera – Crisis of representation, deficits in stateness, and regime crises in Latin America: the case of Mexico When: October 12, from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Where: Buchanan B315 RSVP to Max.Cameron@ubc.ca You are welcome to attend a lecture by a distinguished colleague from Mexico, Alberto Olvera, from the Universidad Veracruzana, who will be […]