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Kelly Born

Kelly Born

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Kelly Born, a former director of Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center, is Director of the Democracy, Rights, and Governance initiative at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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  1. America’s Democratic Dysfunction
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    America’s Democratic Dysfunction

    Jun 10, 2024 Kelly Born considers the deep-rooted problems that have tarnished the image of the world’s most famous democracy.

  2. Will Generative AI Make or Break Democracy?
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    Will Generative AI Make or Break Democracy?

    Aug 10, 2023 Kelly Born advocates careful regulation of how new tools are applied to electoral politics and information ecosystems.

  3. Can Digital Disinformation Be Disarmed?
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    Can Digital Disinformation Be Disarmed?

    Jan 29, 2021 Kelly Born surveys the options for reforming an increasingly dangerous social-media ecosystem.

  4. Solving the Disinformation Puzzle
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    Solving the Disinformation Puzzle

    Jul 9, 2018 Kelly Born argues that countering fake news will require a large number of targeted measures.

  5. Six Features of the Disinformation Age
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    Six Features of the Disinformation Age

    Oct 2, 2017 Kelly Born argues that official efforts to control fake news reflect an inadequate understanding of the problem.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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