Was Orwell Right? The Dark Side of the Internet


New America Foundation and Foreign Policy
Thursday, January 13, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

A spirited conversation with Evgeny Morozov and Susan Glasser, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy, to be followed by a cocktail hour to celebrate the publication of Net Delusion.

Who really benefits from the internet and social media technology? Evgeny Morozov delves into this question in his new book, Net Delusion: The Dark Side of the Internet. He argues that, contrary to common belief, this new technology often empowers Big Brother far more than the individual. It is not the young protestors and dissidents but rather the regimes in Teheran and Beijing that are the Web's greatest beneficiaries.

Discussants
Evgeny Morozov

Author, The Net Delusion
Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation
Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy

Susan Glasser
Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy

To RSVP for the event:
http://www.newamerica.net/events/2010/net_delusion

For questions, contact Stephanie Gunter at (202) 596-3367 or [email protected]