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The Great Firewall: China's model of digital control

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston; Ainikki Riikonen; Paul Mozur


This event is free


Marie Lamensch



As the illiberal use of technologies threatens to reshape the balance of power, MIGS is organizing a speaker series on digital authoritarianism.

American and Canadian practitioners, researchers, and members of the private sector and civil society shine a light on the strategies used by authoritarian states, and discuss the pressing need for alliances between Canada, the U.S., and like-minded democratic countries.

This third virtual event in the series will focus on digital authoritarianism in China.

Speakers to be announced soon.

  • Paul Mozur, New York Times technology correspondent focused on the intersection of technology and geopolitics in Asia
  • Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Senior Fellow in the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa
  • Ainikki Riikonen, Research Assistant for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

This virtual speaker series is part of MIGS' "Canada-U.S. Democracy and Human Rights Collaboration Initiative" funded by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa.

The event will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook.

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