John Black: Building Resilient Social Networks
The Human Rights Center UC Berkeley - Stephens Hall
This panel will discuss the role that new information and communication technologies can play in advancing democratization, good governance, and other social and political goals. Much has been made of the role of social networks in connecting and coordinating activists, but technology also advances authoritarian regimes' surveillance and monitoring abilities. The panel will report on and assess innovative uses of technology to monitor elections, promote citizen journalism, expand civic space, as well as how governments shrink and control that space.
Larry Diamond (Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University)
John Black (Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder)
Qiang Xiao (China Digital Times/UC Berkeley)
Chris Spence (National Democratic Institute)