This is an unprecedented year for elections, with 2 billion people in 64 countries expected at the ballot box.

But how might an election in the UK or the US, Bangladesh or Belize, Taiwan or Turkey, impact regional and international geopolitical relations? What is the role of information and disinformation dissemination in 21st century elections? And what might ballots mean for nations without meaningful democratic participation?

Join us for an online panel discussion on the implications of this landmark year in global democracy. NextGen members* will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to an expert RUSI panel with knowledge of the key regions.

Expert Panel

  • Dr Carlos Solar, Senior Research Fellow, Latin American Security, RUSI.
  • Ed Arnold, Senior Research Fellow, European Security, RUSI.
  • Natia Seskuria, RUSI Associate Fellow; Founder and Executive Director, RISS.
  • Dr Tobias Borck, RUSI Associate Fellow; Middle East Lead, Donor Relations, The Global Fund (attendance tbc)

Moderator: Anna Löfstrand, RUSI NextGen Programme Executive.

Joining Instructions

This is an online event for RUSI NextGen community members. 

Are you a young professional between the ages 20 and 30 who is interested in global affairs, security and defence? Join RUSI NextGen today to connect with the next generation of leaders and thinkers.

Please note that the RUSI NextGen community is aimed at early career and young professionals, aged between 20 and 30.