Join the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center for a series of lectures throughout this spring semester. The three events are open to faculty, students, and staff at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Depending on the lecture, recordings may be available after the event.
The Political Economy of Technology
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2pm CST
Recording available soon!
Social Media and Democracy
Thursday, March 4, 2pm CST
The Fabric of Civilization
Thursday, April 1, 2pm CST
Adventures in Voting Security Research
Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:30pm CST
Elections must satisfy a variety of seemingly contradictory properties. We need convincing evidence that the election tallies are correct, while we cannot keep evidence that might link voters to their votes. Voting systems must be simple and easy to use for the entire voting population and cheap to purchase and operate for voting officials. And, on top of all that, they must be resistant to attacks from the most talented nation-state adversaries, without requiring the same sophistication on the part of the defenders. This talk will describe some of our efforts to understand vulnerabilities in existing voting systems, and how we should engineer such systems correctly.
This event is a collaboration between the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.