Thursday, October 14th, 2010
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
Daryn Cambridge, Director for Knowledge & Digital Strategies at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, and adjunct professor at American University, looks at the emerging role of digital tools and new media in impacting the way people around the world struggle nonviolently for human rights, justice, and democratic self-rule. In addition, he will look at how these communication technologies are also being used as tools of repression by the very governments and structures these movements oppose. Looking at the evolution of communication and information sharing as a tool of resistance, Daryn will expand on contemporary struggles for rights waged with the help of online, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube and technologies such as cellphones and digital cameras that advance the utility of these platforms.
- Presentation Slides
- Aday, Sean & Henry Farrell, Marc Lynch, John Sides, John Kelly, Ethan Zuckerman. Blogs to Bullets: New Media in Contentious Politics.
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham. Remarks on Internet Freedom. January 21, 2010
- Joyce, Mary. Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change. International Debate Education Association: New York, NY; 2010.
- Morozov, Evgeny. Texting Towards Utopia: Does the Internet Spread Democracy? Boston Review. March/April, 2009
- Palfrey, John & Gasser, Urs. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. Basic Books: New York, NY; 2008.
- Reporters Without Borders. Enemies of the Internet: Countries Under Surveillance. March 12, 2010.
- Shirky, Clay. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations. Penguin: New York, NY; 2009.