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.