Plenary session
COVID-19 - trends for democracy and autocracy

In this lecture, Professor Lindberg presents the latest findings from the V-Dem Institute on the trends for democracy and autocracy in the world, and the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had for rights and freedoms.


Staffan Lindberg | Keynote

Staffan I. Lindberg is Professor of political science and Director of the university-wide research infrastructure V-Dem Institute at the University of Gothenburg, founding Principal Investigator of Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), founding Director of the national research infrastructure DEMSCORE, Wallenberg Academy Fellow, author of Democracy and Elections in Africa (JHUP 2006), co-author of Varieties of Democracy (CUP 2020) as well as other books, and over 60 articles on issues such as democracy, elections, democratization, autocratization, accountability, clientelism, sequence analysis methods, women’s representation, and voting behavior. Lindberg also has extensive experience as consultant on development and democracy, and as advisor to international organizations.