Fair Elections and Free Speech Center

Established in 2021 after the contentious 2020 U.S. Presidential elections, which culminated in the dangerous January 6, 2021 insurrection in the United States Capitol, the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at UCI Law is unique in its focus among U.S. and global institutions. It is dedicated solely to advancing an understanding of, and offering means to counter, threats to the stability and legitimacy of democratic governments exacerbated by the unregulated growth of digital media and other technological changes in mass communication. The Center will facilitate deep scholarship on American law, politics, and democracy as well as on global norms and institutions.

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Germany faces its most important election in a generation, as the September 26th ballot is the first one that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not contest since...

9/20 8am
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This half-day virtual conference considers a new danger to American democracy that emerged during the 2020 election season: the risk to the fair counting and...

9/24 9am
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Countering the Risk of Disinformation in American Elections: How Big a Problem Is It and What Should Be Done? This three-part online lunch series hosted by...

10/6 12:15pm
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Countering the Risk of Disinformation in American Elections: How Big a Problem Is It and What Should Be Done? This three-part online lunch series hosted by...

10/27 12:15pm
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Countering the Risk of Disinformation in American Elections: How Big a Problem Is It and What Should Be Done? This three-part online lunch series hosted by...

11/10 12:15pm

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