Author: Innovating Democracy

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Michael Babyak

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Michael Babyak

Former Director Marketing & Technology RNC/ Trump Campaign will share his experiences leading the POET team and building a state-of-art digital fundraising operation by using big data for Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign. »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Mike Hind

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Mike Hind

Mike Hind is an independent journalist specialising in exposing the anatomy of online disinformation. He argues that the phenomenon of ‘fake people’ is more significant than ‘fake news’ in the spreading propaganda. His podcast ‘The Disinformation Age’ focuses deployment of ‘bots’ and ‘sock puppets’ to influence the democratic process by ‘astroturfing’. »

#INNDEM2017 Speakers: Sandro Martin and Guillaume Auffret

#INNDEM2017 Speakers: Sandro Martin and Guillaume Auffret

Sandro Martin is head research center and international relations & Guillaume Auffret is Political Advisor La République En Marche. They will present the parties strategy about how they include party members feedback to create a more bottom-up driven political party. »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Adrienne Massanari

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Adrienne Massanari

Adrienne Massanari is an assistant Professor at University of Illinois researches the social and cultural impacts of new media, crowdsourcing, and digital ethics. As author of Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit she will share how this platform was an instrumental space for political organizing during the 2016 US Presidential campaign, as well as the way the community’... »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Nicolás  Díaz

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Nicolás Díaz

Nicolás Díaz is the founder and director of ‘SeamOS’, an organization that uses ICT to modernize democracy in Bogotá, Colombia. He will talk about digital democracy in Latin-America and his initiative that gives the public the ability to explore and vote proposals. »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Michael Chessum

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Michael Chessum

Michael Chessum was on the Steering Committee of Momentum – the grassroots organisation dedicated to transforming the British Labour Party – for its first year, playing an important leadership role, and worked on Jeremy Corbyn’s second leadership campaign. He was centrally involved in the social movements which preceded the ‘Corbyn surge’, from the student movements of 2010 through to the an... »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Maya Saikali

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Maya Saikali

Maya Saikali coordinated together with a group of local activists the volunteer-led campaign Beirut Madinati, running for the City’s Municipal council in the spring of 2016. As a coordinator of media and communication and being part of its collegiate body she was also highly involved in the movement formation in the wake of the elections. Maya is also the co-founder and creative director of ... »

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Kal Turnbull

#INNDEM2017 Speaker: Kal Turnbull

Kal Turnbull is the founder of ‘Change My View’ subreddit. He set out to do the impossible: cordon off a space for measured, civil conversation between people who believe in different things. Now there are over 450.000 members on ‘Change My View’. »

Political Parties in the Digital Age

Political Parties in the Digital Age

Speech by Dr. Will Derks on 15 July 2017 Fifth Forum of Young Politicians of the South Caucasus and Ukraine Tbilisi, Georgia Ladies and gentlemen! Some two weeks ago, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democrat Party (LDP) lost the regional elections for the parliament of the Japanese capital, Tokyo. It was a devastating defeat, most likely caused by a general dissatisfaction a... »

Digital Democracy’s Coming of Age

Digital Democracy’s Coming of Age

NIMD’s Innovation Advisor, Will Derks, reviews “Digital Democracy: The Tools Transforming Political Engagement”, a paper by Julie Simon, Theo Bass, Victoria Boelman and Geoff Mulgan on pioneering innovations in digital democracy which are taking place on a global scale.   ‘How can we begin to determine (…) what constitutes a “successful” digital tool?’, the authors of Digital Democracy ask th... »