Next Week: Liveblogging LibTech

Next Monday and Tuesday I’ll be at Stanford for the Liberation Technology Program‘s conference on Liberation Technology in Authoritarian Regimes. I’ll try to blog as many speaker presentations as possible. Summary agenda is below and you can also download the full version here (PDF).

Monday, October 11th

SESSION I: How are individuals using liberation technologies to expand freedom and pluralism in authoritarian countries?

Chairman: Larry Diamond
Papers: Patrick Meier, Xiao Qiang, Medhi Yahyanejad
Discussants:Esra’a Al Shafei, Ishimaru Jiro, Hugo Landa

SESSION 2: How are authoritarian states censoring, constraining, monitoring and punishing ICT use?

Chairman: Joshua Cohen
Papers: Ron Deibert, Evgeny Morozov, Rebecca MacKinnon
Discussants: Carl Gershman, Ali Akbar Mousavi, Gregory Shvedov

Tuesday, October 12th

SESSION 3: How can citizens and groups circumvent authoritarian control and censorship of liberation technologies?

Chairman: Terry Winograd
Papers: Walid Al-Saqaf, Daniel Calingaert
Discussants: Bob Boorstin, Janice Trey, Nathan Freitas

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