Former President to appear in webcast by US Institute of Peace, 10pm Male’ time

Former President Mohamed Nasheed will speak at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) today in a live webcast that will be streamed online from 10:00pm Male’ time.

The topic will be ‘Democracy in Question in the Maldives’, and online viewers will be able to engage panelists and each other through live chat and Twitter discussions at #NasheedUSIP.

In a statement, Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said the talk would involve “an engaging conversation with Nasheed on nonviolent action, democracy and climate change, and an excerpt of ‘The Island President’.”

The event will be co-hosted by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, while Dr Peter Ackerman will lead a discussion with the former president.

The event can be watched at from 10:00pm Male Time / 1:00pm EDT.

Nasheed is in the US until July 1.