Deconstructing Democracy: Elections in India

A conversation with
Navin B. Chawla
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India

Moderated by
Shuja Nawaz
Director, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

India hosts among the most complex democratic exercises in the world.  As the world’s largest democracy with a population of 1.3 billion people, the country’s election machinery must be fine-tuned to deliver accurate and timely results. How does the system collect and disseminate results that are trusted by the majority of India’s diverse population? A truly democratic ethos, in light of India’s wide disparities and diversity, requires more than a free and fair election. How do India’s democratic structures compare to other countries across the globe? Navin Chawla, India’s former chief election commissioner, will discuss the election process and lessons to glean from India’s experience. 

DATE:             Friday, October 17, 2014

TIME:              9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                 

LOCATION:     Atlantic Council
                      1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                     Washington, DC 20005

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