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December 2014

The Use of Social Media During the 2014 Crisis in Ukraine–with Anatoliy Gruzd

December 15, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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As more and more individuals and organizations are turning to social media to express themselves, debate politics, share news and organize protests, their online interactions and content that they create offer researchers in social sciences a unique opportunity to study political events as they unfold and glimpse into how different groups in a society react to these events and organize themselves in the real time.

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January 2015

Of Search Engines, Unfolding Jurisdiction and the Claims of Privacy: The Drama of Internet Policy and the Right to be Forgotten

January 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cardozo Law School Room 206, 55 Fifth Avenue
New York City,
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Featuring Professor Ellen Goodman (Rutgers University) and Marcel Leonardi (Senior Public Policy Counsel, Google) The European Court of  Human Rights, in a case…

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February 2015

Online Public Sphere and the Authoritarian State in Turkey–with Bilge Yesil

February 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Through the lens of some recent incidents, including the Gezi Park protests, the corruption scandal, and the 2014 local elections, this talk will examine the thriving internet culture and emergence of online civic initiatives in Turkey vis a vis the strict government control.

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March 2015

Addressing the Ultimate Form of Cybersecurity Control: A Multiple Case Study for the “Internet Kill Switch”–with Patricia A. Vargas-Leon

March 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300, 3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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The theoretical expectation of the study is to enrich academic literature surrounding internet shut-downs, an under-studied form of government control over the internet. From a practical point of view, this study expects to provide insights into the national security discourse used to justify one of the most extreme forms of government control over the internet.

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