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Wednesday, March 31 · 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Turning America's Digital Divide into
Digital Dividends

Ideas for the Biden-Harris Administration

Why are we so divided about the true state of the digital divide in America? What steps might the Biden-Harris administration take to clarify the reality of this divide and move toward closing the gap? How can these changes be transformational for a recovering, yet socially distanced economy?

Turning America's Digital Divide into Digital Dividends:

Ideas for the Biden-Harris Administration

Join Digital Planet on Wednesday, March 31 at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST to find out with new analyses from Tufts’ Fletcher School’s Imagining a Digital Economy for All (IDEA 2030) research, supported by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

Our panel will be joined by Shoshana Zuboff, Author, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, The New Yorker’s Sue Halpern, who has written extensively on the broadband gap, Brookings Institution’s Darrell West, who leads the influential think tank’s tech policy, and Bhaskar Chakravorti, Fletcher’s Global Business Dean & Author of “Getting Biden to Love Tech.”

Digital access is key to the new agenda for the U.S. economy: COVID / vaccines management, economic recovery, education, racial justice, and the safeguarding of democratic institutions all benefit from a more connected, digitally literate public. The unequal state of digital inclusion in the US—and the resulting impact on work, schooling, economic participation, and access to vital services—was laid bare by the pandemic. In parallel, the government has plans in place to take action on the workings and dominance of the technology industry. Given these realities, we discuss the tech priorities—and actionable implications—for the Biden-Harris administration on how to harness digital technologies to “build back better.”

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

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