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New Technologies, New Communities, New Sources of Power - A discussion with Irene Wu

Please join us for an examination of how people around the world form cooperative communities and shape major issues through social media.

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Oct. 26, 2015
10:00am – 11:30am

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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New Technologies, New Communities, New Sources of Power - A discussion with Irene Wu

Please join us for an examination of how people around the world form cooperative communities and shape major issues through social media. 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?

Forging Trust Communities: How Technology Changes Politics will be available for purchase.

Speaker

Irene Wu

Irene Wu

Fellow;
Adjunct Professor, Communications, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University
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Hosted By

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

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