Dear colleagues in academia,
We cordially invite you to participate in an important International Conference aimed at exploring the impact and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on global democracy. This conference will provide us with a platform to gain in-depth understanding of the current state of democracy in the post-pandemic era and to examine the democratic performances exhibited by different countries in response to the crisis.
COVID-19 has been the most severe pandemic in recent history, affecting various aspects of human life. In this challenging time, democratic systems around the world face unprecedented tests. We believe that only through sharing knowledge, experiences, and perspectives can we better understand these challenges and seek solutions. Therefore, this conference will bring together top experts and scholars from various countries, using the Asian Barometer Survey databsets and adopting diverse academic perspectives, to explore the changes, impacts, and transformations of democratic systems in the post-pandemic era.
Our topics will include, but are not limited to, the following:
➢ The current state of democratization in the post-pandemic era: trends, challenges, and prospects
➢ Changes of democratic governance models in response to the pandemic in different countries
➢ Regime support and political attitude changes in the post-pandemic era
➢ Cross-national analysis and comparison of democratic prospects and political trust
➢ The role of social media and information freedom
➢ Comparative analysis and experience sharing of democratic attitudes across different countries in the post-pandemic era
This will be an immensely valuable and insightful platform for academic exchange. You will have the opportunity to listen to speeches from renowned international experts, participate in rich and diverse discussions and interactive sessions, and establish meaningful academic networks with scholars from around the world. We sincerely invite you to join our event and explore the post-pandemic democratic world together!
The conference will take place on June 13, 2023 (Tuesday) at the College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University. To hold your seat and lunch, please complete the registration as soon as possible. Detailed information and registration can be found on our website under "What's News" at https://www.asianbarometer.org/.
Event Name: 2023 Asian Barometer Survey Conference on "The State of Democracy in the Post-Pandemic Era"
Event Date: June 13, 2023 (Tuesday)
09:00-09:05 Opening Remarks
09:05-10:45 Keynote Speech: "Is the World Still in a Democratic Recession?"
Speaker: Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
11:00-12:30 Roundtable Discussion: "Democracy in the Era of Crisis"
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-17:45 Paper Presentations and Discussions (Four Panels)
Venue: Liang Kuo-Shu International Conference Hall, College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University
Afternoon Paper Presentation Venues: Room 419 and Room 512, College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University
Two venues will be used simultaneously for four panels. For detailed information, please refer to the conference agenda.