The Internet, Free Expression, and Authoritarianism

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 2pm-5pm

Location: Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and the Mortara Center for International Studies (3601 N. St. NW)
Evgeny Morozov, Andrew Carvin, Arvind Ganesan, Shanthi Kalathil, and Marc Lynch will discuss the evolving nature of authoritarianism in the age of social media and digital communications. The speakers will assess the impact of new communication technology on regime stability, free expression and civic engagement, and discuss the changing political environments in Russia, China, and Iran.
Session I: 2:00 PM  3:00 PM
Evgeny Morozov
Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown University
Session II: 3:30  5:00 PM
Andrew Carvin
Senior Strategist, Social Media Desk, National Public Radio
Arvind Ganesan
Director of Business and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch
Shanthi Kalathil
Co-author, Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule
Marc Lynch
Professor, The George Washington University
This program is sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University, with the generous support of the Schott Foundation and Yahoo!
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