Talks

Election and Political Campaigning in Times of COVID-19 Epidemic, ZOOM-Session organized by Magdalena Musiał-Karg and Prof. Óscar G. Luengo, 20 May 2020. 1st International e-Conference “The world in the age of pandemic and post-pandemic period”, Panel 4 (Link to Facebook Video, starts around 2:50:00).

Past, Present and Future of Swiss Direct Democracy, Symposium “Conflict to inclusivity: past, present and future of direct democracy, 3 December 2019, KIPA, Seoul, Korea.

First moments of direct democracy in Switzerland, Japan and The Netherlands, Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, Taichung, Taiwan, 4 October 2019.

The Ideological Dimension of Response Latency Data: Evidence from Swiss Referendum Surveys, 7 March 2019, GOR2019, Cologne, Germany.

Reconnecting citizens to politics, 21 October 2018, Past, Present and Future of Direct Democracy , Instituto Svizzero, Rome, Italy.

Reconnecting citizens to politics via blockchain, 21 September 2018, Procivis Think Tank, Trust Square Zurich, Switzerland.

Digitale Demokratie – Chancen, Risiken und neue Machtverhältnisse, 7 September 2018, Politische Bildung empirisch 2018, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz – Pädagogische Hochschule, Brugg, Switzerland.

Swiss direct democracy as a culture of selective political participation, 11 March 2018, Symposium “Political Culture and Active Citizenship“, University of Wuppertal, Germany.

Digitale Demokratie – notwendige Entwicklung oder gefährliches Spielzeug? Podiumsveranstaltung mit Vorträgen, 1 February 2018, FHNW Campus Brugg, Switzerland.

Gefährdet E-Voting die Schweizer Demokratie? , 26 October 2017, Ringvorlesung UZH, Switzerland.

Regulacion y practica del referendum en Suiza: la iniciativa popular de referendum, Seminario de investigación – El referendum y su iniciativa en perspectiva comparada, 25 October 2017, Fundacion Manuel Jimenez Abad and Universidad Zaragoza, Spain.

Disentangling digital divide and trust: internet voting support in Switzerland (with Thomas Milic), 4 September 2017, IFIP EGOV-EPART 2017, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Current Trends in Citizens’ Participation in Constitutional Texts“, 9 March 2017, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

La democracia directa en Madrid y el modelo suizo“, 28 January 2017, City Government of Madrid, Spain.

“Election Technologies”, Global Seminar Lecture, 18 Jannuary 2017, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

The Swiss Experience with Online Voting“, Online Voting Roundtable – Electoral Futures in Canada, 26 September 2016, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

“The Impact of Referendums on the Quality of Democracy”, Referendum Politics, Policies and Political Effects in EU Countries, 22-23 September 2016, SciencePo CEVIPOF, Paris, France.

“Vertrauen und Misstrauen als Grundlagen für die Akzeptanz von E-Demokratie: Internet Voting in der Schweiz als Beispiel”, Dresdner Symposium ‘Digitale Revolution in der Demokratie‘, 8-10 September, Dresden, Germany.

“Internet Voting and Direct Democracy in Switzerland”, Bulgarian Parliament, Legal Affairs Committee, 10 June, Sofia.

“E-Voting in der Schweiz”, Demokratiekonferenz, 30 May 2016, Dresden.

“Legislation on electoral law and new technologies in federal and regional states”, 1st Electoral expert debates organised by the Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania & the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, 12-13 April 2016, Bucharest, Romania.

Vertrauen und Akzeptanz von E-Voting in der Schweiz – Was bringt die Offenlegung des Quellcodes? 8 April 2016, Bern, Switzerland.

“Citizens’ Empowerment for Direct Decision-Making”, International Conference ‘Making Direct Democracy Work in Bulgaria’, 25-26 February 2016, Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme, Sofia, Bulgaria.

“Warum es nicht vorwärts geht mit der e-Partizipation”, eGov Fokus 2/2015: E-Democracy – Neue Formen der Partizipation, 6 November, Rathaus Bern, Switzerland.

“E-Voting”, Democratic Innovation: New Practices and Potentials of Participatory Procedures, 30 October 2015, Andrassy University Budapest and Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary.

“The Use and Users of Swiss Internet Voting”, VoteID 2015, 3 September 2015, Bern, Switzerland.

“Internet Voting in Switzerland”, 18 June 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria.

“Podiumsdiskussion”, 11-12 June 2015, Demokratiekonferenz 2015, Stuttgart, Germany. (video)

“Direkte Demokratie in der Praxis”, invited talk, 6 March 2015, Mistelbach, Weinviertel ob Wien, Austria.

“Swiss Direct Democracy in Practice”, training workshop presentations for the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme – Partnership Fund, 23-27 February 2015, Berkovica and Kremicovci, Bulgaria.

“The Swiss Experience with Citizens’ Initiatives”, expert panel discussion on the occasion of the International Conference ‘Open Europe: Open Data for Open Society‘ taking place 18-19 February 2015 in Riga & Jelgava, on the occasion of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. (video)

“Conférence sur la base de données du C2D lors du séminaire Democratie directe comparée”, 22 October 2014, Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland.

“Issues of e-Government and e-Participation in Switzerland”, RISE Workshop Keynote, 11 October 2014, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.

“Swiss Direct Democracy in Practice”, training workshop presentations for the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme – Partnership Fund, 9-12 September 2014, Koprivshtiza/Elena/Tryavna, 23-26 September 2014, Chepelare/Burgas, Bulgaria. (pic)

“Die Einführung von E-Voting in der Schweiz als Generationenprojekt”, 5 September 2014, 4th Swiss E-Voting Workshop, Grossratssaal Aarau, Switzerland.

“E-Voting – funktioniert die Demokratie auch elektronisch?”, 2 September 2014, Freunde des ZDA, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland.

“E-Democracy – Erfahrungen mit Vote électronique für Auslandschweizer”, 14 August 2014, Medienkonferenz 92. Auslandschweizer-Kongress (32′), Aarau, Switzerland.

“Direkte Demokratie, intersektorale Politiknetzwerke und Regionalentwicklung in der Schweiz”, 27 June 2014, Rzeszow Regional Development AgencyRzeszow, Poland.

“Participatory Democracy Panel Introduction”, 26 April 2014, 3rd Central European Dictionary of Political Concepts Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

“Bürgerbeteiligung und direkte Demokratie in der Schweiz”, 28 March 2014, Hochrheinkommission-Bildungsrat, Höchenschwand, Germany.

“The role and place of local referendums in Swiss direct democracy”, 15 January 2014, Presidential Palace, Warsaw, Poland. (Agenda, pic)

“Internet Voting Turnout in Switzerland”, Austrian Chairmanship Council of Europe informal meeting of experts , 19 December 2013, Vienna, Austria. (CoE_Vienna_2013)

“Direktdemokratische Teilnahme auf Landesebene in Rheinland-Pfalz”, Enquete-Kommission 16/2 ‘Bürgerbeteiligung’, 6 December 2013, Mainz, Germany. (Schlussbericht, S. 57)

“The Swiss experience with Internet voting – the first ten years”, 29 November 2013, World Forum for Democracy, Strasbourg, France. (Video for Lab 11 – Direct Democracy)

“The mechanisms of direct democracy – the experiences of Switzerland”, 25 November 2013, Presidential Palace, Warsaw, Poland.

“Die Übertragbarkeit des ‘Schweizer Modells’ auf das grundgesetzliche System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” und “Das Phänomen der sozialen Exklusion”, 14 November 2013, 3. Workshop ‘Bundesratsinitiative Volksentscheide auf Bundesebene’, Schweizerische Botschaft, Berlin, Germany.

“How civic society should be achieved in a liberal society” (panel discussion), 17 October 2013, Villa Decius, Cracow, Poland.

“Bürgerengagement und direkte Demokratie – was wir von der Schweiz wirklich lernen können”, 11 September 2013, Schader Stiftung, TU Darmstadt, Germany.

“Wer macht (nicht) mit und warum? Teilhabe an partizipativen Verfahren”, 20-21 June 2013, Demokratiekonferenz Stuttgart, Germany (video)

“The friendly takeover of Swiss bottom-up referendums by civil society”, 6-7 June 2013, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

“Direkte Demokratie in der Schweiz: Rechtslage und Praxis”, 10 May 2013, Károli Gáspár Universität, Budapest, Hungary.

“Beitrag aus Schweizer Sicht im Verfassungsausschuss des Österreichischen Parlaments”, 10 April 2013, Wien, Austria. (Verfassungsausschuss_Parlament_Austria)

“Blick über die Grenzen: Alles besser und demokratischer? Erfahrungen und Lehren zur Bürgerbeteiligung aus Schweizer Perspektive”, 12 March 2013, Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (Difu), Berlin, Germany.

“Das schweizerische Milizsystem im Spannungsfeld von Bürgersinn und Professionalität”, 6 March 2013, Neue Helvetische Gesellschaft Aargau, Aarau, Switzerland.

“Swiss Direct Democracy on the Local Level”, 11 January 2013, The 4th International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice, University of Oslo, Norway.

“Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft – Wieviel Teilhabe muss sein?”, 22 November 2012, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland.

“Direct Democracy Upside Down”, 9 May 2012, Department of Political Science, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

“Veränderung der Stimmbeteiligung – Neue Chance: e-Voting!?”, 17 August 2011, Rotaryclub Zugerland, Cham, Switzerland.

“Direkte Demokratie – Quo Vadis?”, 13 January 2011, Rotary Frauen Aarau – Inner Wheel, Aarau, Switzerland.

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