Will The Internet Always Be American?

Arizona State University, New America, and Slate
November 10, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Explore the internet’s nationality, and the extent to which it’s an expression of American culture, and the extent to which that may be changing.


Andrés Martinez
Editorial Director, Future Tense


12:00 pm Introduction

12:05 pm The Internet's Identity Crisis: Trojan Horse for Free Speech or Censorship?

Moíses Naím
Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Author, The End of Power

Emily Parker
Author, Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground
Future Tense Fellow, New America

Nu Wexler
Senior Manager of Communications, Twitter

12:35 pm Data's Yearning to Transcend Borders and Boundaries

Carolyn Nguyen
Director of Technology Policy, Microsoft

Ross Schulman
Co-Director, Cybersecurity Initiative at New America
Senior Policy Counsel, New America’s Open Technology Institute

Jennifer Daskal
Associate Professor of Law, American University

1:05 pm Live-Streaming the Chinese Dream

Hao Wu
Fellow, New America
Documentary Filmmaker

1:15 pm The Universality of Online Culture

Ellery Roberts Biddle
Advocacy Director, Global Voices
Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Joshua Keating
Staff Writer, Slate

Hao Wu
Fellow, New America
Documentary Filmmaker