Lawrence University Symposium on Corruption, Economic Development, and Civil Liberties
November 7-8, 2019
Professor of Government Arnold Shober of Lawrence University is hosting a symposium on corruption, economic development, and civil liberties in Appleton, WI.
If you have a paper from this or last year on corruption, economic development, and civil liberties (broadly defined), please send it to Professor Shober at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email should include: your name, paper title and brief abstract. The deadline to submit papers is Friday, October 4. Economics, history, political science, public policy, and communication-themed papers are especially encouraged.
Authors of accepted papers will receive stipends ($300 for undergrad papers/$500 for graduate or faculty papers).
Keynote: “Technology, Information, and the State in the Digital Age”
This year, the keynote address will be delivered by Megan MacDuffee Metzger (Stanford University), an alumna of the Wisconsin Russia Project. She will be exploring governments’ responses to the prolific boom in social media organizing — around the world. Megan is a specialist in central and eastern Europe and Russia, but has experience across the globe.
Social media was originally hailed as a boon for pro-democratic opposition movements. Enormous optimism surrounded the ability for people around the world to freely express themselves, and to share information quickly and globally. These tools, however, have also provided new opportunities for states, and new mechanisms for information control and manipulation for both states and other actors.
November 7, 7:30 p.m., Wriston Auditorium, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI 54911
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Lawrence University Government Department and the UW-Stout Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation