27 October 2016 - 3:30pm

Carleton University’s River Building, Room 1201

Governments, armed groups, and conflict entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to digital technologies to attack civil society opponents. These attacks undermine actors who can play important roles in promoting human rights, democracy and peace. The digital vulnerability of civil society may therefore affect Canadian foreign policy objectives in repressive states and conflict zones. It is also an issue of national security and public safety, since digital attacks can cross borders.

On 27 October at Carleton University, 2008 Trudeau scholar Christopher Tenove will give a talk on these challenges and how they might be addressed. The event is related to a new series at OpenCanada.org that Tenove has overseen. The series is called The War is Just a Click Way and is part of a larger SSHRC-funded project with 2006 Trudeau scholar Taylor Owen. A related segment aired on The Current last week called The Digital Frontline in Syria’s Civil War.

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Christopher Tenove

Christopher is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Ethics and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. 

2008 Scholars

Taylor Owen

Taylor is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia and a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School.

2006 Scholars