Thursday, 13 May 2021 | 08:00 – 09.30 BST / 09.00 – 10.30 CEST
How has democracy been impacted by over a year of pandemic response and emergency? How have states ensured the democratic accountability of their actions in response to the global health emergency? What lessons can be learned for now, and for the future? This panel examines democratic practices, and highlights the best – and most concerning – developments.
The panel will consist of short interventions by each speaker, followed by a moderated Q&A session. Tweet your questions with #PowerandPandemic.
Daly, Tom Gerald, Graver, Hans Petter, Meyer-Resende, Michael, Knight, Dean R; El Hayek, Sabine: WEBINAR 2: „Democracy and Disruption“, VerfBlog, 2021/5/13, https://verfassungsblog.de/webinar-2-democracy-and-disruption/.
Tom Gerald Daly
Tom Gerald Daly is Deputy Director at Melbourne School of Government, and Director of the project COVID-DEM, which curates and publishes analysis of how the pandemic is affecting democracy worldwide.
Hans Petter Graver
Hans Petter Graver is Professor at the Institute of Private Law at the University of Oslo (Norway).
Michael Meyer-Resende is a lawyer (LL.M. Bruges) who worked in the OSCE, the BBC and the European Commission before co-founding the NGO Democracy Reporting International (DRI). He serves as DRI’s Executive Director.
Dean R Knight
Dr Dean R Knight is an Associate Professor, specialising in public law, at the Faculty of Law and New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Victoria University of Wellington.
Sabine El Hayek
Sabine El Hayek is the Legal Research Officer at DRI Lebanon. She has been working with DRI on anti-corruption laws and reforms to achieve accountability, transparency, and adherence to the rule of law in Lebanon.