Securing Election 2020

Voting station with reception desk, voting booths, illustration by iconicbestiary/Adobe Stock

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Thursday, October 29, 2020


2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET
11 a.m. to noon PT


This is a private event. Please contact John Murphy with questions.


Voting is well underway in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. From the logistical hurdles of conducting an election during a global pandemic to ongoing risks of foreign meddling and disinformation campaigns, this year’s election will be unlike any other in recent history.

The Pardee RAND Graduate School is pleased to convene this virtual discussion on election security. Harper Reed, who served as chief technology officer for Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, will join Pardee RAND faculty member Quentin Hodgson and fellow Bilyana Lilly to explore the greatest threats to election security. They will describe what RAND research shows and what federal and state governments can and should be doing to prepare for election day and beyond. We invite you to join the conversation on the pressing and ever-changing dynamics of election 2020.


Harper Reed

Tech & Narrative Lab Advisory Group, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Chief Technology Officer, Obama 2012 Campaign

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Quentin Hodgson

Senior International/Defense Researcher, RAND
Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Bilyana Lilly

Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND