University of Cambridge: The Digital Revolution and its Futures: a Symposium

If you are in the UK, please join this event, The Digital Revolution and its Futures: a Symposium at the University of Cambridge’s The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH):

The Digital Revolution and its Futures: a symposium

Tuesday, 2 November 2010
11:00 – 18:30
Location: LT3, Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Tuesday 2 November
10.30 – 11.00

11.00 – 12.30
Welcome and Introduction

Panel 1: Digital Government
Chair: Lord Wilson of Dinton (Master, Emmanuel College, Cambridge)

Marietje Schaake (MEP for the Dutch Liberal party D66), Media, Free Speech, and Democratic government in the EU
Dr Damian Tambini (Department of Media and Communications, LSE), Communication media, the state, and the social compact
12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break

13.30 – 15.00

Panel 2: Digital Democracy
Chair: Dr Mirca Madianou (Sociology, Cambridge)

John Naughton (Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology, The Open University), The Net: digital echo-chamber or revitalised public sphere?
Natalie Fenton (Professor of Media and Communication, (Goldsmith’s, University of London), New Media, Journalism and Democracy: Figments of a Neo-Liberal Imagination

Dennis Stevenson (Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, Chairman in Residence, Judge Business School), Digital Democracy and Political Literacy: Is there a Connection in the UK?

15.00 – 16.30

Panel 3: The Global Revolution
Chair: Dr Allègre Hadida (Judge Business School, Cambridge)

Qiang Xiao (Founder and Chief Editor, China Digital Times; Adjunct Professor, The Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley), River Crabs, Grass Mud Horses and the Great Firewall: Contested Space on the Chinese Internet

Jaideep Prabhu (Nehru Professr of Indian Business & Enterprise, Judge Business School, Cambridge), The Digital Revolution and the Next 4 Billion

Sir Martin Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow; Master, Trinity College, Cambridge; President of the Royal Society), The digital revolution and academia
16.30 – 17.00
Coffee/ Tea Break

17.00 – 18.15
In Conversation with Professor Mathias Döpfner:

James Murdoch (Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, Europe and Asia) and John Witherow (Editor, Sunday Times)

18.15 – 18.30
Discussion and Concluding Remarks

More details here.

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