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Liberation Technology Seminar Series

The Liberation Technology Seminar Series studies the role of information and communication technology in advancing freedom, human rights, and economic and social development.

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November 1st, 2013

Cuban blogger uses technology to break information blockade

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On October 28, Cuban blogger and dissident Yoani Sánchez addressed a crowd of over 100 during a special event hosted by CDDRL's Program on Liberation Technology. Sánchez described to the audience how technology allows her to narrate the harsh realities of the closed island nation of Cuba to the world. Read more »



September 12th, 2012

LibTech seminar series returns this fall

Program on Liberation Technology News

The Liberation Technology Seminar Series at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is back fall quarter with an exciting set of speakers. In light of the U.S. election season, the series will kick off with Daniel Kreiss who has worked extensively on technology and politics in the United States. Read more »



March 8th, 2012

Helen Nissenbaum evaluates concerns about online privacy

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New York University Professor Helen Nissenbaum outlined her approach to evaluating concerns about pervasive loss of online privacy at the March 8 Liberation Technology Seminar. +VIDEO+ Video available
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March 1st, 2012

Joshua Blumenstock explores economic shock impacts using “big data”

Program on Liberation Technology News

During the Liberation Technology Seminar on March 1, Joshua Blumenstock, a Ph.D. candidate at U.C. Berkeley’s School of Information, demonstrated the use of “big data” to explore the economic impact of mobile phone technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. +VIDEO+ Video available
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February 16th, 2012

Stanford Knight journalism fellows share technology ideas

Program on Liberation Technology News

During the Feb. 16 Liberation Technology Seminar, five teams from Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship program shared their ideas on using technology to push the boundaries of journalism. Read more »



February 9th, 2012

Kathleen Reen discusses Internet security and safe computing

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Kathleen Reen, vice president for Asia and New Media programs at Internews, delivered the Feb. 9 Liberation Technology Seminar on the topic of "Strategies and Support for a Global Open Internet." Read more »



January 19th, 2012

David Wolman discusses young activists in Egypt

Program on Liberation Technology News

On Jan. 19, David Wolman contributing editor to Wired magazine, presented his new book The Instigators about Egypt’s youth activists at the Liberation Technology Seminar Series. +VIDEO+ Video available
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