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[liberationtech] Fwd: 11/16: Internet Freedoms and Their Consequences: An Evening Debate with Andrew McLaughlin & Evgeny Morozov

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  Internet Freedoms and
Their Consequences:
An Evening Debate with
Andrew McLaughlin &
Evgeny Morozov

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
6:00pm Reception • 7pm Debate
Location: Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbot Way, Stanford, CA 94305
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Andrew McLaughlin and Evgeny Morozov and will debate the sincerity, utility
and repercussions of America's commitment to a free Internet. They will
discuss the desireability of network neutrality and network regulation in
the context of US foreign policy, the ways to balance user privacy with the
growing needs of law enforcement agencies; and the emerging threats to
freedom of expression that are inherent in the technical design as well as
the business imperatives of today's Web.


Andrew McLaughlin
<>is a technology
law and policy nerd. He is Executive Director of Civic
Commons, a new non-profit that help cities and other governments share and
implement low-cost technologies to improve public services, management,
accountability, transparency, and citizen engagement. He is also a director
of Code for America and is a Non-Residential Fellow for the Stanford Center
for Internet and Society.

>From 2009-2011, Andrew McLaughlin served on President Obama's White House
staff as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, focusing on
Internet, technology, and innovation policy, including open government,
cybersecurity, online privacy and free speech, federal R&D priorities,
spectrum policy, entrepreneurship, and building open technology platforms
for health care, energy efficiency, and education.

In 2000, Time Magazine named Andrew one of its Digital Dozen. In 2001, he
was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is a
fellow of the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China

Evgeny Morozov <> is
the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Morozov
is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a Schwartz
fellow at the New America Foundation. He is a contributing editor to
Foreign Policy and Boston Review. He was formerly a Yahoo! fellow at the
Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and a fellow
at George Soros's Open Society Institute, where he remains on the board of
the Information Program. Before moving to the US, Morozov was Director of
New Media at Transitions Online, a Prague-based media development NGO
active in 29 countries of the former Soviet bloc.

Morozov's writings have appeared in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal,
Financial Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The International Herald
Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The New Republic, Times Literary Supplement,
Prospect, The Sunday Times, The Boston Globe, Slate, Le Monde, San
Francisco Chronicle, Boston Review, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate,
Dissent and many other publications.

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