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After Snowden: Ron Deibert at the Berkman Center

Ron Deibert spoke at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society on 3 October 2013 on the Snowden revelations and the future of Internet freedom. Deibert spoke of the need for independent agencies to monitor the increasing existence of government surveillance. Notes from the live blog of the event can be seen here. The Boston Globe has an article about the talk that includes video of the lecture as well as a partial transcript.

Panel Discussion at the National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) hosted a panel discussion on 24 June 2013 that talked about Black Code. The panelists conversed about the threats to cyberspace, its securitization, and the implications for government, civil society, and global Internet governance. The featured panelists included: Ronald Deibert, Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto; Leslie Harris, President and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology; Harvey Rishikof, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security; and Rebecca MacKinnon, a Senior Research Fellow at the New American Foundation, as moderator.

Ron Deibert at TEDx Toronto

Ron Deibert spoke at TEDx Toronto on October 26, 2012 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. He discussed how there is a paradox today: As never before are we surrounded by so much technology, and, yet, as never before do we know so little about what goes on beneath the surface of that technology. Deibert spoke about the Citizen Lab and some of our research projects, and encouraged everyone to become a hacker in the original sense of the term: Developing an ethic of experimentation and curiosity about cyberspace.

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