Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 RESET: Reclaiming The Internet For Civil Society

Wednesday, July 7, 202112:30PM - 1:30PMOnline Event, Online Event


Join us to hear from Professor Ron Deibert as he explores the disturbing impact of the internet and social media on politics, the economy and the environment, and asks us to consider how best to construct a viable communications ecosystem that supports civil society and contributes to the betterment of the human condition.

Disruptive technology, scientific advancements, and a global pandemic have forever changed the way we live and work. Our digital tools allow us to innovate, accelerate growth, and connect with one another as never before, but they often come with unexpected consequences. The same technologies that had been used for public uprisings against oppressive governments are now being used by those governments against political demonstrators, whistleblowers and dissidents.

Meet our speakers and chair

Ron Deibert (@RonDeibert) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science, as well as the Director of the Munk School’s Citizen Lab. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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REGISTRATION will open online on June 23, 2021.


London School of Economics


Ron Deibert
Director, Citizen Lab and Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto

Andrés Velasco
Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science

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