The objective of this event was to conduct a roundtable on election system design and the likely impact of the MMP system, with key academics working in the field. The Guest Speaker of this event was Dr. Andrew Reynolds.
Dr. Reynolds is a Professor of Political Science and the Chair of Global Studies at UNC Chapel Hill (USA). He is also a lead author of the prominent International IDEA publication “Electoral System Design” and a recognized senior international expert. He has worked for the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and a range of other prominent international institutions. He has also served as an adviser on issues of electoral and constitutional design for 27 nations including Afghanistan, Burma, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Syria, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
The Regional Manager of IFES Mr. Vasu Mohan, and Attorney At – Law, Researcher – CPA Luwie Ganeshathasan assisted in facilitating the event.