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Dal students share opinions about Digital Democracy on CBC News

Posted by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on October 18, 2022 in Media Highlights

Dalhousie University's Stanfield Conversations: Talking Democracy is a speaker series that brings together distinguished thinkers to discuss the issues facing democracy. It focuses on critical challenges to democracy, examining imaginative and inspiring responses to them.

Last fall, the discussion of "Democracy on Edge" laid the foundation for future Stanfield Conversations. The series continues  with the second Stanfield Conversation on "Technology, Media Fragmentation, and the Crisis of Democracy in America."

Leading up to Thursday’s discussion, CBC Nova Scotia asked six Dalhousie students to answer a few questions in an age of “Digital Democracy”. Learn about the students and read their answers here on the CBC Nova Scotia community page and see clips of their video interviews on Instagram @cbc_eastcoast.

Join this year’s Stanfield Conversation on Thursday, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 2022, in the McInnes Room of the Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue, Halifax. RSVP here to participate in this event either in-person or virtually via livestream.

The moderator of the 2022 Conversation will be the host of CBC Nova Scotia's Information Morning and Dalhousie alum, Portia Clark. Learn more about this year’s moderator in a story featured earlier this month in Dal News.

Featured speakers for the 2022 Conversation are:

  • Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Walter and Leonore Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Her work employs rhetorical analysis, surveys, and experiments to understand campaign communication and ways to blunt misinformation and conspiracy theories. In addition to her outstanding scholarly achievements, she is the co-founder of and its subsidiary site, SciCheck.
  • Dr. Ron Deibert, University of Toronto, is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. His multi award-winning research and scholarship has had wide-ranging impacts on media, policy, and scholarly debates at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Dubois, Dr. Elizabeth Dubois is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa where she runs the Pol Comm Tech Lab and examines political uses of digital media. She also hosts the Wonks and War Rooms podcast.