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Thursday, October 29 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Open Data, Transparency, and Electoral Boundary Delimitation around the Globe

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This session will bring together experts from around the world (Latin America, Africa, and the United States) to compare experiences with redistricting. The panelists will reflect on emerging tools and methods, discuss the potential benefits of including open data policies in the process of boundary delimitation, and core requirements for facilitating broad participation and transparency. Here is a brief description of the Public Mapping Project Mexico and its objectives and here you can watch a short video of District Builder. More information related to the Public Mapping Project in the USA is available here.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Magar

Eric Magar

Full-time professor, ITAM
I am a political scientist at ITAM. My research deals primarily with how the interaction between institutions, parties, and elections shapes bargaining strategies in systems of separation of power. A sample of my published work includes "Gubernatorial coattails in Mexican Congressional elections" in the Journal of Politics, "Partisanship in non-partisan electoral agencies and democratic compliance" (with Federico Estévez and Guillermo Rosas... Read More →
avatar for Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

Associate Professor, University of Florida
avatar for Alejandro Trelles

Alejandro Trelles

Academic/Researcher, Public Mapping Project
Alejandro Trelles is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests are bureaucracy and the organizational design of electoral institutions in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. He has worked for the National Electoral Institute (INE) in Mexico and as an independent consultant in constituency boundary delimitation for the Organization of American States (OAS). He also works as a Principal... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Palacio de Minería Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro, Mexico CIty

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