American Centre to host lecture on ‘democracy and fair elections’

A lecture on democracy and role of free and fair elections by Professor David Lublin will be held at the American Center on Tuesday 10:00am.

The lecture organised by Maldives NGO Federation and Transparency Maldives.

Dr Lublin is a professor at the American University, and has authored two books, including The Paradox of Representation: Racial Gerrymandering and Minority Interests in Congress and The Republican South: Democratization and Partisan Change.

According to his university profile, Dr Dublin has published articles in a variety of journals, and his work on redistricting was cited by the Supreme Court in Georgia v. Ashcroft. Lublin has received two grants from the National Science Foundation, most recently for the Federal Elections Project which compiled election results at the precinct level from around the United States.

The German Marshall Fund recently awarded him a fellowship to pursue work on minority representation in democratic countries. He is on the faculty of the Women and Politics Institute and a fellow of the Centre for Congressional and Presidential Studies.