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Digital Authoritarianism Without Borders

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Steven Feldstein, Jessica Brandt, Yinka Adegoke, Noura Aljizawi


This event is free


Marie Lamensch



As the illiberal use of technologies threatens to reshape the balance of power, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is organizing a speaker series on digital authoritarianism. American and Canadian practitioners, researchers and members of the private sector and civil society shine 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 fourth event in the series will focus on exporting digital authoritarianism. How is the export of technologies and tactics used by authoritarian states affecting democracy worldwide? Is digital authoritarianism becoming a governance model?

The event will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook: links will be sent out ahead of the event.


  • Steven Feldstein, senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Jessica Brandt, policy director for the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative at the Brookings Institution
  • Yinka Adegoke, strategic initiatives editor at Rest of World; former Africa editor for Quartz
  • Noura Aljizawi, researcher, CitizenLab


  • Kyle Matthews, executive director, MIGS

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.

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