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Jared Cohen, “Shifting Power Dynamics in the New Digital Age”,

11-9-15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Access to the Internet is spreading faster than ever, promising unprecedented advances in education, economic empowerment, and personal health. Jared Cohen, the founder and director of Google Ideas, argues that while we witness unprecedented citizen empowerment, the same geopolitical challenges that have plagued our world for centuries—terrorism, war, repression, sectarian violence—are spilling over into the digital domain in ways unique and without precedent. From the Great Firewall of China to Russia’s troll armies, from the Syrian Electronic Army to ISIS’s propaganda machine, states and non-state actors are using technology to repress people and restrict free expression. Simply applying a physical-world lens to international relations will no longer suffice. Only a comprehensive—physical and digital—approach will prepare us to meet old challenges in new domains.


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