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Victoria Welborn

Program Manager, National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Victoria Welborn is a Program Manager at the National Democratic Institute where she works on global topics that land at the intersection of open government and civic technology. Victoria spends most of her days trying to find creative ways to help civic activists and government officials use technology to create more transparent and trustworthy governments, how to better scale tech tools and use good governance to counter authoritarian influence, how to ensure that urban innovation does not come at the cost of State surveillance, and how the open government and civic tech communities can use technology to adapt to a COVID-19 reality. Prior to joining NDI, she worked on digital communications in the US Congress and for a political advertising firm. Victoria received a BA in psychology at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas where she wrote her capstone paper on analysis of cyber-bullying legislation.

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Shedding (Sun)Light on Foreign Illiberal Influences

This blog was originally hosted on the National Democratic Institute's website here. Efforts by anti-democratic foreign governments to influence another country’s political landscape are on the rise globally. Through illiberal influence operations or covert actions these governments seek to manipulate…

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GLOW: Open Parliaments Prove Their Strength In An Unprecedented Year

From the COVID-19 pandemic to the heightening climate crisis to an increase in authoritarian overreach, 2020 has sorely tested the strength of democracies globally. Even while the world continues to reel from the effects of these multiple threats, at least…

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