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Berkeley Conversations: Election Integrity and Security
Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Pacific
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The integrity and security of the upcoming November 3rd elections are under unprecedented threats for reasons that include the pandemic, the increasing reliance on electronic (software and hardware) voting equipment, the current Administration’s handling of the contest, and foreign interference. How can we then conduct elections and verify their results to ensure their accuracy (i.e., that the reported winners really won), despite these threats? This panel brings together experts on various aspects of election integrity and security to reflect on these challenges and make concrete proposals to address them.
This presentation will be moderated by Jennifer Chayes, the Associate Provost of the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, and the Dean of the School of Information at UC Berkeley. Panelists will include Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy; Susan Hyde, Professor of Political Science and interim co-director of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley, and an expert on international election observation, election fraud, and democracy promotion; Philip Stark, Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at UC Berkeley; David Wagner, a Professor of Computer Science with extensive experience in computer security and cryptography; and Steven Weber, Associate Dean and Head of UC Berkeley’s School of Information, and the Faculty Director of Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.
This conversation is sponsored by the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), and the UC Berkeley Department of Statistics as part of a live online webinar series, Berkeley Conversations, featuring Berkeley scholars from a range of disciplines.