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IJC & GLAS | Rebecca MacKinnon, "Rebooting U.S. Global Internet Policy for Democracy and Human Rights"
How should American policy promote and protect internet freedom? Can human rights provide a framework for constraining the behavior of technology companies? What would a ‘reboot’ of U.S. internet policy look like after Trump?
Join us for a lecture and discussion with Rebecca MacKinnon, one of the leading voices for human rights online. MacKinnon, a fellow with the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, is the founder and director of Ranking Digital Rights and a co-founder of Global Voices.
Her 2012 book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom, was one of the first to address the way in which governments were beginning to use the internet to interfere with fundamental rights.
Thursday, February 20 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Law Building, 3500
401 East Peltason, Irvine, CA 92697