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LibTech seminar series returns this fall

The Liberation Technology Seminar Series at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is back fall quarter with an exciting set of speakers. In light of the U.S. election season, the series will kick off with Daniel Kreiss who has worked extensively on technology and politics in the United States. In addition, it will also feature presentations on three new books including: The MoveOn Effect by Dave Karpf; Liberation Technology in Authoritarian Regimes edited by Larry Diamond; and Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking by Gabriela Coleman. Speakers for the season will cover a wide range of topics including U.S. Politics, mobile money, technology in authoritarian regimes and the regulation of cyberspace.

The series starts on Sept 27 and will meet every Thursday at 4:30 PM through the fall quarter in Wallenberg Hall. The seminar is also offered as a one credit course. Students who are enrolled are expected to attend at least eight of the seminars to earn the credit. The course is listed as CS 546/POLISCI 337 S). You can find a list of speakers at the liberation technology program website: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/libtech/events/.