GloTech Lab

GloTech Presents: Empowering Election Integrity in the Global Majority


Event Details

Thursday, April 18, 2024

8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Integrative Learning Center

650 N Pleasant Street

Amherst MA 01003


Event Website


Martha Fuentes-Bautista

Department of Communication

The Global Technology for Social Justice (GloTech) Lab, a new hub for critical technology and global studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, hosts 60 scholars and civil society leaders from around the world for its official launch event on April 18 and 19. 

The GloTech Lab’s launch event theme is “Empowering Election Integrity in the Global Majority”. In a year of pivotal global elections, GloTech Lab’s research partners and collaborators gather at UMass to exchange strategies for designing inclusive election coalitions, monitoring and demonetizing disinformers, and using generative AI tools for high-impact investigations.

The event discusses a pioneering study comparing Brazil and Philippines election coalition experiences and outcomes entitled “Custom Built / Feito Sob Medida: A Strategy Blueprint for Global Majority Election Coalitions”.  With a preview version for download HERE, the study offers practical guidelines for civil society leaders around the world to design culturally relevant interventions and mitigate risks faced by the frontline workers implementing them. 

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