LIVE STREAM: Authority, Meet Technology: Will China’s Great Firewall Hold?


The New America Foundation and Slate Magazine are co-hosting a special public policy forum today to discuss the context and consequences of Google’s threat to pull out of China.
The event will run TODAY from 9:30 am – 11:00 am EST and will STREAM LIVE here at The Washington Note.
For a couple of interesting perspectives on this issue, I suggest Zachary Karabell’s piece in Time Magazine as well as Daniel Gross’s latest article for Slate.
Steve Clemons also penned a post for this blog on the topic.
A list of today’s panelists follows below.
featured Speakers
Evgeny Morozov
Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine
Yahoo! Fellow, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
Rebecca MacKinnon
Fellow, Open Society Institute
Co-Founder, Global Voices Online
Tim Wu
Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Contributing Writer, Slate
Alec Ross
Senior Advisor for Innovation
Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
James Fallows
Board Member, New America Foundation
National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly
Also, later today, between 12:15 and 1:45 pm, Steve Clemons will be hosting a discussion with economist Joseph Stiglitz — and that too will stream live here at The Washington Note.
— Ben Katcher


8 comments on “LIVE STREAM: Authority, Meet Technology: Will China’s Great Firewall Hold?

  1. ... says:

    to quote glenn greenwald “Fixating on and condemning abuses of other countries is one of the greatest weapons the U.S. Government wields for distracting attention away from its own transgressions…”
    Congress takes a bold stand against surveillance abuses
    lol….it’s not just the us gov’t….


  2. erichwwk says:

    actually, i withdraw that last sentence.


  3. erichwwk says:

    POA, the issues involved in China ARE the same issues involved here. And BECAUSE they are, one can often learn more about the restrictions on information flow in one’s own country.
    Faux news folks might get it here, where they won’t at home.


  4. erichwwk says:

    Interesting discussion on the rise of sets of national internets, and who holds power.


  5. David Billington says:

    I think it is Evgeny Morozov, not Mozorov (you can delete this
    post when you make the correction).


  6. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Who gives a shit? Perhaps you genius think tankers should be a bit more worried about what is happening HERE with the flow of information than what is happening over there.
    Ask your crony Pinkerton how he feels about access to ACCURATE and HONEST information, considering his despicable participation in the Faux News propaganda machine.


  7. erichwwk says:

    This should be a lively and important discussion. It’s not clear to me who could represent the view of Baidu and determine the role lack of market success plays in the threatened Google pullout for which hacking is blamed. Who will play the role of Zachary Karabell? Can James Fallows do it?
    This is a highly technical issue, one that law, economics, and politics can not fully explain.
    What role does language play here?
    If hacking is brought up at all, I hope the evidence from the Cisco and Jupiter hack are included, lest this be an attempt at Google trade assistance. What do we really know about these hackings? Also will US government hacking into proprietary information, both domestic and foreign, be part of the discussion? Ditto for censorship. The U.S governing elite is not immune to censorship. This blog has long documented the extent to which Americans are held in the dark, and have a press that is highly selective and uniform in how it portrays the world to its citizens.
    Also kudos for the interview w/ Stiglitz. Readers who haven’t read his latest book might want to read his latest MJ interview, “Moral Bankruptcy-Why are we letting Wall Street off so easy?”
    I hope both the panel and the interview are archived. Thanks again to Steve and the NAF for doing this.


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