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SOCIETY 3.0+: CAN LIBERTY SURVIVE THE DIGITAL AGE?
March 20-21, 2017 | BERLIN, GERMANY

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In a world filled with cyber hacks, communication silos, fake news and government surveillance, can liberty really survive the digital age?

These issues are playing out in real time across the globe. Forum topics include privacy and human rights vs. security; vulnerabilities vs. efficiencies posed by the Internet of Things; communication silos and the spread of fake news vs. the use of media to connect and unite large numbers of people to effect change; unfiltered, open access to information vs. access (denied) to the digital world; and a vision for global cooperation.

We will explore digital technologies with a careful eye to how different countries and sectors approach the balance between risks, benefits and fundamental rights. It is imperative to step back and consider how we can govern the information society in a way that truly serves a worldwide interest.

Registration:

Regular Rate:  €89.00 (through 31.01.2017); €99.00 (after 31.01.2017)
Student Rate (with documentation): €29.00 (through 31.01.2017); €39.00 (after 31.01.2017).  Student rate also applies to post-docs and  university researchers.
Note: Rates include 19.00 % VAT

If you have any questions, please email fungforum@princeton.edu.
Media contact Rose Kelly, brhuber@princeton.edu, to register.

Forum conducted in English with German translation.


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