OII Politics and the Internet Seminar Series

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This annual series brings senior politicians, civil servants and political commentators to the OII for frank and insightful discussions about their first-hand experience of digital-era governance 'at the coal-face'.

Past Events

  • 13 Feb 2014

    Privacy in a Digital Age

    Speaker: Julian Huppert

    This is the sixth seminar in this series, which will provide insightful discussions on first-hand experience of digital-era governance 'at the coal-face’

  • 5 Dec 2013

    You can't solve problems by breaking the net

    Speaker: Cory Doctorow

    This is the fifth seminar in this series, which will provide insightful discussions on first-hand experience of digital-era governance 'at the coal-face'.

    Webcast available

  • 28 Nov 2013

    In Defence of Digital Freedoms

    Speaker: Marietje Schaake

    This is the fourth seminar in this series, which will provide insightful discussions on first-hand experience of digital-era governance 'at the coal-face'.

  • 21 Nov 2013

    A better internet for kids – with or without politicians?

    Speaker: Simon Milner

    This is the third seminar in this series, which will provide insightful discussions on first-hand experience of digital-era governance 'at the coal-face’.

    Webcast available

  • 14 Nov 2013

    OII Politics and the Internet Seminar Series, Part 2

    Speaker: Mike Bracken

    This is the second seminar in this series, which will provide insightful discussions on first-hand experience of digital-era governance 'at the coal-face'.

    Webcast available

  • 7 Nov 2013

    OII Politics and the Internet Seminar Series, Part 1

    Speaker: Alec Ross

    In this talk, Alec Ross will share stories and his analysis of the intersection of power and networks, ranging from Syria to narcotics cartel-controlled border cities in Mexico to Wikileaks.

About the Series

In the digital era, political institutions, activities and relationships are increasingly mediated and shaped by the Internet. No aspect of political life remains unaffected, with those in positions of political influence and power often facing new and unexpected challenges in dealing with the turbulent wake left by the Internet's disruptive technologies. Building on the model of the classic 'Media and Politics' seminars established by the great David Butler, this annual series will bring senior politicians, civil servants and political commentators to the OII for frank and insightful discussions about their first-hand experience of digital-era governance 'at the coal-face'.