Pitt Cyber hosted a series of special events discussing state-level approaches to election security, accessibility, and preparations for the 2022 elections – and what it means for American democracy. These bipartisan events are open to the public and will be held virtually or in a hybrid format.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in Conversation with Pitt Cyber Founding Director David Hickton

Secretary Benson and Director Hickton spoke at length about the importance of maintaining faith and trust in American democracy, as well as what steps should be taken to continue to ensure the security of our elections. Watch the full event here. Hosted by Pitt Cyber and the Institute of Politics

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in Conversation with Pitt Cyber Founding Director David Hickton

Secretary Raffensperger and Director Hickton spoke about election security, the future of democracy in America, and ways citizens who disagree can have open and constructive conversations. Watch the full event here. Hosted by Pitt Cyber and the Institute of Politics

Pennsylvania’s Elections: Threats, Strengths, and What Might Lie Ahead

Pitt Cyber policy director Chris Deluzio spoke with a panel of elections experts about the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s elections and opportunities looking forward. They discussed post-election audits, trust in elections and democracy, and other election-related issues facing the Commonwealth.

Panelists

  • Kathy Boockvar, Vice President of Election Operations, Center for Internet Security
  • Alexa Grant, Associate Director, Common Cause
  • Liz Howard, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • David Thornburgh, President and CEO, Committee of Seventy