Monday 25 November 2013, 6.30 -8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Alec Ross; Chair: Professor Charlie Beckett
Information is transforming what power means and how it operates. Social media, wikileaks, surveillance and big data represent the battleground of a new contest between individuals, corporations and the state that is redefining the structures of power relations. Alec Ross, former Senior Adviser for Innovation to US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, discusses how the information age is changing global politics.
Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He was appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Senior Adviser for Innovation, tasked with maximising the potential of technology and innovation in service of America’s diplomatic goals, having previously served as Convener for Technology & Media Policy on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He is currently writing a book to be published by Simon & Schuster about the industries and businesses of the future.
Professor Charlie Beckett the founding director of POLIS, the think-tank for research and debate in to international journalism and society in the Media and Communications Department.
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