M&E Thursday Talk – Contentious Elections, Political Violence, & Challenges to Democracy

Ashley Quarcoo & Mike Jobbins

September 10, 2020 at 10am EDT

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Join DME for Peace on Thursday, September 10th at 10:00am EDT, as Ashley Quarcoo, Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Mike Jobbins, VP of Global Affairs & Partnerships at Search for Common Ground, join the Thursday Talks to lead a discussion on “Contentious Elections, Political Violence, & Challenges to Democracy: Lessons from Around the World.” 


Countries from every region of the world have grappled with contested elections, sometimes marred by violence. The peacebuilding and democracy fields have engaged to prevent and respond to these moments for decades, building tools and resources for these contexts. As the U.S. looks towards a fractious and potentially dangerous political moment, what might we learn from those experiences? Ashley and Mike will examine global examples of when and how elections go awry and discuss approaches that have helped to mitigate, manage, and respond to those risks, as well as the lessons that might be applied to the U.S. context.   

Drawing on similar circumstances and efforts, we encourage all participants to share their own relevant experiences. We look forward to an open conversation on this complicated time for politics globally, and a discussion on how we might all be potentially impacted.

4 comments on “M&E Thursday Talk – Contentious Elections, Political Violence, & Challenges to Democracy”

Hi Jill! If you register using the link below – you can join the discussion. It’s starting soon, so we hope to see you there! If not, the recording will be posted on the website later today or early tomorrow morning.

Hi thanks for the topics under discussion. we are having our mid – term senatorial elections on December 8th, 2020 in Liberia, and the discussions are in line with what is currently going in my country.

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