Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012
Distinguished Faculty Lecture: "Technological Change as a Variable in State Development"
Massachusetts Room, Mullins Center
Information and communication technologies are transforming democracy around the world, and could help solve policy problems such as disaster preparedness, disease outbreaks, and environmental degradation. Yet powerful surveillance and aggregation systems now track individuals and groups at a level of detail never before imaginable. Professor Fountain will examine the implications of technology for the future of the state, citizenship, democracy, the relationship between individual and society, and personal freedom.