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Turning the Authoritarian Tide through Civic Education

This panel brings together civic education champions from around the world. Through their experiences, the participants will make the case for the global community to prioritize active learning and effective civic education at home and abroad, as a core component of turning the authoritarian tide toward sustained democratic progress.


Moderator: Gio Kobakhidze, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Ukraine Deputy Country Director, IFES Civic Education Technical Lead


Dr. Greer Burroughs, Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey, IFES Civic Education Expert (USA)

Rashyd Bilalov, Civic Education Alum, Civic Activist (Ukraine)

Dr. Tamar Karaia, Associate Professor, Tbilisi State University (Georgia)

Sadia Afrin, Assistant Professor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University (Bangladesh)