Anchors of Stability? The Role of Electoral Authorities in Promoting Democratic Governance (Kellogg Institute panel)


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium (View on

Electoral processes are under great pressure in contemporary democracies around the world. Inequalities, the increasing dissemination of false information, and populist leaderships promoting polarizing narratives have challenged the integrity of elections and democracy itself across long established and emerging democracies alike. 

Join us for an informed discussion regarding democratic threats and achievements in contemporary politics in the Americas. The event begins with an address by distinguished guest Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, president of Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE), which has come under fire recently in an escalating campaign against electoral institutions. Comparative perspectives will then be shared by Kellogg faculty fellow discussants Abby Córdova (associate professor of global affairs) and Aníbal Pérez-Liñan (professor of political science and global affairs), as well as Kellogg visiting fellow Julio Juárez Gámiz, the inaugural Fulbright-Garcia Robles COMEXUS Mexico Studies Chair and associate professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Sciences and Humanities at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

A one-way live-streamed video will be offered to reach our international audience, however the discussion and Q&A will only take place within the audience in the auditorium. The video link will be posted here shortly before the panel begins.