President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Republic of Estonia
Date and Time
May 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Open to the public.
RSVP required by 5PM May 19.
Cecil H. Green Library
Albert M. Bender Room
*Event is currently full. Live stream is available here.*
During the Enlightenment, John Locke offered a democratic solution to the Hobbesian nightmare of a war of all against all: a social contract to regulate the relationship between the government and free citizens. We now need a new "Lockean contract" for the modern digital society. The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, talks about the solutions found in a small, high-tech European democracy and calls forth Locke and Voltaire of the digital age.
This event is co-sponsored by the CDDRL Program on Liberation Technology, the Department of Communications, Stanford Libraries, the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Europeans Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Stanford Engineering. A special thank you to the Clark Kelly McCatchy Lecture Fund for support of this event.