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New Technologies, New Communities, New sources of Power

The Wilson Center Kissinger Institute on China and the United States will host author Irene Wu for an examination of how people around the world form cooperative communities and shape major issues through social media.

When:
October 26, 2015 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Internet is not only a new communications technology, it is a medium for the exchange of favors and the building of trust that reshapes human interaction regardless of culture and in spite of repression. Case studies from China, the U.S., Taiwan, Russia, Great Britain and other nations demonstrate that governments and citizens alike wield social media to expand their power and that how people form "network communities reveals as much about their political identity as their socioeconomic class, ethnicity, or religion." Is this new commons threatened by advocates of Internet sovereignty or proposals to reform Internet governance?

About the speaker, Irene Wu

Author, Forging Trust Communities: How Technology Changes Politics and From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand: The Uneven Path of Telecommunications reform in China; Senior analyst, U.S. Federal Communications Commission; Yahoo Fellow in residence, Georgetown University Communication, Culture & Technology Program.

it is a medium for the exchange of favors and the building of trust that reshapes human interaction regardless of culture and in spite of repression. Case studies from China, the U.S., Taiwan, Russia, Great Britain and other nations demonstrate that governments and citizens alike wield social media to expand their power and that how people form “network communities reveals as much about their political identity as their socioeconomic class, ethnicity, or religion.” Is this new commons threatened by advocates of Internet sovereignty or proposals to reform Internet governance? - See more at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/new-technologies-new-communities-new-sources-power-discussion-irene-wu#sthash.EWu8sk6T.dpuf
The Internet is not only a new communications technology, it is a medium for the exchange of favors and the building of trust that reshapes human interaction regardless of culture and in spite of repression. Case studies from China, the U.S., Taiwan, Russia, Great Britain and other nations demonstrate that governments and citizens alike wield social media to expand their power and that how people form “network communities reveals as much about their political identity as their socioeconomic class, ethnicity, or religion.” Is this new commons threatened by advocates of Internet sovereignty or proposals to reform Internet governance? - See more at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/new-technologies-new-communities-new-sources-power-discussion-irene-wu#sthash.EWu8sk6T.dpuf
The Internet is not only a new communications technology, it is a medium for the exchange of favors and the building of trust that reshapes human interaction regardless of culture and in spite of repression. Case studies from China, the U.S., Taiwan, Russia, Great Britain and other nations demonstrate that governments and citizens alike wield social media to expand their power and that how people form “network communities reveals as much about their political identity as their socioeconomic class, ethnicity, or religion.” Is this new commons threatened by advocates of Internet sovereignty or proposals to reform Internet governance? - See more at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/new-technologies-new-communities-new-sources-power-discussion-irene-wu#sthash.EWu8sk6T.dpuf
The Internet is not only a new communications technology, it is a medium for the exchange of favors and the building of trust that reshapes human interaction regardless of culture and in spite of repression. Case studies from China, the U.S., Taiwan, Russia, Great Britain and other nations demonstrate that governments and citizens alike wield social media to expand their power and that how people form “network communities reveals as much about their political identity as their socioeconomic class, ethnicity, or religion.” Is this new commons threatened by advocates of Internet sovereignty or proposals to reform Internet governance? - See more at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/new-technologies-new-communities-new-sources-power-discussion-irene-wu#sthash.EWu8sk6T.dpuf
Cost: 
Free
Phone Number: 
(202) 691-4000

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