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Global Challenges & Local Impacts: Technology & Free Speech

November 14, 2013 6:00 PM
November 14, 2013 8:00 PM
Global Solutions Pittsburgh
Union Project
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801 North Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15206

Tech Event

Join Global Solutions Pittsburgh, local experts, and community members for a panel discussion and Q&A about the way in which technology impacts the right to free speech around the world.

The social and political landscapes have changed dramatically as technology has developed exponentially in the past two decades. As new means of expression become available, governments and for-profit enterprises alike have employed new methods of suppressing expression. And as more people express themselves, an equal number of surveillance and security measures have sprung up.

The United States is home to 41 million digital natives, or people aged 15-24 who have used the Internet for 5 years or more. While digital communication is more prevalent in U.S. society than it is in many other cultures, technology is used by people of all ages around the world. This discussion will focus on how people use technology for expression, how technology is used to suppress expression, and how expression and speech has fundamentally changed via technology.

On the panel for this discussion:

Dr. Charles Rubin, Associate Professor of Political Science at Duquesne University
Chris Schlag, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Technology Law and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
John Patterson, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Community Television


All of our discussions are free, but we ask that you fill out the form below in order to RSVP for this discussion:

Our “Global Challenges & Local Impacts” community discussion series is made possible with support from the Three Rivers Community Foundation.


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