Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Location: 
University Club / Ballroom B

February 25, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The University Club / Ballroom B

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Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Presented by:

David Hickton, founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, and former United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The rise of the use of the internet has co-occurred with the rise of populist movements and authoritarian leaders the world over (including in the United States). The fundamental question we face today is whether the internet will unleash freedom or become a tool of oppression for despots. We must craft and implement policy responses before it is too late to make sure that democracy can survive the internet.

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This lecture is sponsored by The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy.
Co-sponsored by the University Honors College.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.

Refreshments will be available.

Parking is suggested at Soldiers and Sailors auditorium garage.