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[liberationtech] REMINDER: TOMORROW Liberation Technologies Meeting AUGUST 5, 12noon Encina Hall E-008

Joshua Cohen jcohen57 at
Mon Aug 4 10:05:40 PDT 2008

Dear All:

I am very much looking forward to seeing people tomorrow.

all best,


p.s. if you notice that some names of interested people are not on  
the distribution list, please forward the message.

On Aug 4, 2008, at 9:51 AM, Adam Tolnay wrote:

> Dear Liberation Technologies Working Group,
> Our second talk in the series to be held by:
> Prof. David Dill of the Computer Science department on August 5,  
> 2008 at 12:00noon in Encina Hall E-008. Lunch will be provided.
> Further information on Prof. Dill's talk is below.
> Kindly RSVP to Laura Cosovanu: lauracos at to let us know  
> if you will be able to attend Prof. Dill's presentation. Please do  
> not hesitate to ask any questions.
> Sincerely,
> Adam Tolnay
> Title:  "Electronic voting -- a potentially unliberating technology"
> Abstract:  High-tech voting seems very attractive to voters who are  
> used to using computers for work, e-commerce, electronic banking,  
> etc. But voting is fundamentally different from other transaction  
> because of ballot secrecy, which makes trustworthy electronic  
> voting a very challenging technology problem.
> Brief Bio: David Dill has been a Professor of Computer Science at  
> Stanford University since 1987, after receiving his PhD in Computer  
> Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a co-Principle  
> Investigator on the NSF-funded ACCURATE voting technology project.
> Prof. Dill has been working actively on policy issues in voting   
> technology since 2003. He is the author of the "Resolution on  
> Electronic Voting", which calls for  a voter-verifiable audit trail  
> on all voting equipment, and which has been endorsed by thousands  
> of people, including many of the top computer scientists in the  
> U.S. He served on the California Secretary of State's Ad Hoc Task  
> Force on Touch-Screen Voting in 2003, and has testified on  
> electronic voting before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Election  
> Assistance Commission, and the Commission on Federal Election  
> Reform, co-chaired by Jimmy Carter and James Baker III. He is the  
> founder of the  Verified Voting Foundation and  
> and is on the board of those organizations. In 2004, he received  
> the Electronic Frontier Foundation's  "Pioneer Award" for "for  
> spearheading and nurturing the popular movement for integrity and  
> transparency in modern elections."
> (For other biographical information, see: http:// 

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