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What next? U.S.-Canadian relationship to confront digital authoritarianism

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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Inga Kristina Trauthig, David Kaye, Ron Deibert, Suzanne Nossel, Chris Walker, Ana Escrogima


This event is free


Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies


Marie Lamensch



As the illiberal use of technologies threatens human rights worldwide, 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 will discuss strategies used by authoritarian states.

For the last even in our special series, our speakers will discuss how Canada, the U.S., and like-minded democratic countries can collaborate to confront digital authoritarianism.


  • Introduction: U.S. Consul General Ana Escrogima, U.S. Consulate General Montreal
  • David Kaye, clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and former UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Chris Walker, vice-president for Studies and Analysis, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Suzanne Nossel, chief executive officer of PEN America
  • Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School, University of Toronto
  • Inga Kristina Trauthig, research manager and senior research fellow, Center for Media Engagement (University of Texas), and research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (King's College London)

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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