Eighteenth Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture: Ronald Deibert on “Digital Subversion: The Threat to Democracy”

December 01, 2021
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

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The Embassy of Canada and the National Endowment for Democracy invite you to the eighteenth annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World

 

Featuring

Ronald Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto

on

Digital subversion: the threat to democracy

 

wednesday, December 1, 2021

6:00 p.m. Eastern TimE

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Ronald Deibert is professor of political science and director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Black Code: Surveillance, Privacy and the Dark Side of Cyberspace; Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communications in World Order Transformation; and Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society, as well as several edited volumes.

Previously, Deibert was a principal investigator and co-founder of the OpenNet Initiative (2003-2014) and Information Warfare Monitor (2003-2012) projects. Deibert was one of the founders and (former) vice president of global policy and  outreach  for  Psiphon. He serves on the editorial boards of Explorations in Media Ecology, Astropolitics, Journal of Global Security Studies, Review of Policy Research, and International Political Sociology.

He has received several awards, including the University of Toronto’s President’s Impact Award (2017), the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity (2014), and the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award from the Canadian Library Association (2014). In 2013, Deibert was appointed to the Order of Ontario and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for recognizing and mitigating the “growing threats to communications rights, openness and security worldwide.”


The Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World was inaugurated in 2004 by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto as an important new forum for discourse on democracy and its progress worldwide. View past lectures on key issues of democracy. 

 

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Event Program

The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited” by Seymour Martin Lipset

Steady Work” by Seymour Martin Lipset

Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society by Ronald Deibert

Social Media and Risks to Digital Freedom: A Conversation with Ronald Deibert

The Road to Digital Unfreedom: Three Painful Truths about Social Media” by Ronald Deibert

Social Media and Democracy: Three Painful Truths” by Ronald Deibert