From Conflict to Democracy: Can Elections Instigate Peace?
Elections are a unique, democratic mechanism that can help overcome division and conflict in society. But, when held in nations transitioning from war and civil unrest, they can act as a catalyst for further disunion and violence.
Drawing on the findings of their recent research, Dr Annette Fath-Lihic and Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega will discuss the dynamics around the question of the timing of transitional elections. Should international and local stakeholders identify the necessary steps for the sequencing of elections? How crucial is the scheduling? And what steps can be taken to ensure electoral integrity is achieved globally?
This event is organized in association with the Kofi Annan Foundation.
Research programme guests can register by emailing Eugénie McLachlan.