Building Integrity, Defining Fraud


30 May 2012

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Electoral fraud is arguably the most tangible, obvious threat to the integrity of an election, but the concept is not always well-articulated. IFES hosted a conversation about how electoral fraud is defined and how it differs from malpractice. Speakers shared their field experiences and highlight the impact of fraud and malpractice on recent elections in the United States, Afghanistan, Philippines and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Featured speakers: 

Marc Elias, Partner at Perkins Coie and General Counsel to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Pippa Norris, McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
John Hardin Young, Counsel to Sandler, Reiff, Young & Lamb and Adjunct Professor at William & Mary College of Law
Almami Cyllah, IFES Regional Director for Africa

Moderated by Chad Vickery, IFES Regional Director for Europe & Asia.