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CDE Associate Member, Dr Alex Prior, and CDE PhD student, Temitayo Odeyemi, were both selected to be part of the team working on the next global report of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which will focus on public engagement with parliaments. Both Alex’s and Temitayo’s research focus on public engagement with parliament and their expertise will be…
Together with the UK House of Commons, the Centre for Democratic Engagement has launched the International Parliament Engagement Network (IPEN), which has an online platform hosting discussions, documents and online seminars.  IPEN brings together over 160 academics and practitioners specialising on public engagement, and hopes to act as a hub for reflection and the sharing…
CDE member Dr Gillian Bolsover has published a data memo analysing how health misinformation was received and responded to on US social media in the case of President Donald Trump’s comments about UV light and disinfectant based treatments on 23 April 2020. This project was undertaken in collaboration with POLIS student and Laidlaw Scholar Janet…
Professor Leston-Bandeira was invited for a five weeks visiting fellowship at the Brazilian Institute for Digital Democracy (INCT.DD), to work with scholars in Brazil currently working on digital engagement, particularly with a focus on parliaments.  The INCT.DD is a network of over 40 research labs and universities in Brazil and elsewhere. Professor Leston-Bandeira also did…
Professor Leston-Bandeira, co-director of the Centre for Democratic Engagement, was part of a group of experts who gave oral evidence to the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords, on public engagement with the legislative process, together with Dr Thompson (Surrey University). The invitation to give oral evidence followed the written evidence they had submitted…