New IWM Fellow Starting in November

, 03.11.2022

We are happy to hereby announce that Allison Stanger will begin her Digital Humanism Fellowship in November. You can learn more about this fellowship program and her research project by clicking on her name. 

Allison Stanger
Middlebury College
November 2022
Who Elected Big Tech?
Digital Humanism Fellowship

Allison Stanger will have a Monthly Lecture on Tuesday, 22 November 2022 at 6 pm CET on the topic of Open Societies and Democratic Sustainability in the Shadow of Big Tech.

There is growing public awareness that the velocity of technological innovation has outstripped the West’s efforts to harness it to the common good. An unprecedented shift in the balance of power between multinational industry and national governments has been a necessary condition for these new challenges. How else could a freely elected American president be silenced by Google, Twitter, and Facebook? How else could Facebook’s Instagram be exposed as knowingly causing harm to teenagers without government penalty?

While many of these problems are in some ways new, they have also been previously encountered. Learning from past thought on existential threats to human values can help us better protect and defend the contemporary free world.

You can register for the lecture here