Digital Inequality: A Discussion on Technology, Race, and Politics in America

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Date(s) - 30/09/2020
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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Co-Sponsored by The Fletcher School’s Hitachi Center for Technology and Fletcher LEADS

What is the role of social media and technology in politics? As waves of protests against racism surge in the U.S, during an election year, we ask what role has technology played in politics. Are black people and people of colour affected adversely by issues plaguing technology, for example, like digital access? This panel serves as a starting point to discussing what racism and tearing down racist structures means in online spaces.

 

Speakers:

Dr. Nicol Turner Lee– Fellow-Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Brookings Institution

Mutale Nkonde- Founder & CEO AI for the People (AFP), Fellow-Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society Harvard University

Monica Anderson-Associate Director of Research-Pew Research Centre

 

Moderator: 

David Mbai-Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate, The Fletcher School-Tufts University

 

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