Strategies for combatting digital authoritarianism


As the illiberal use of technologies threatens human rights worldwide, Migs Montreal hosted a speaker series with American and Canadian practitioners, researchers, and members of the private sector and civil society to discuss strategies for combatting digital authoritarianism.

Speakers – Introduction: U.S. Consul General Ana Escrogima, U.S. Consulate General Montreal;  David Kaye, clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and former UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; Christopher Walker, Vice President for Studies and Analysis, National Endowment for Democracy; Suzanne Nossel, Chief Executive Officer of PEN America; Inga Kristina Trauthig, Research Manager and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Media Engagement, University of Texas; Ron Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School, University of Toronto. Moderator: Kyle Matthews, Executive Director, MIGS.

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