Social Media & Social Movements from Hong Kong to Silicon Valley and Beyond

Thursday, January 30 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Humanities Gateway, 1030 UC Irvine Campus, Irvine, CA 92697

Focus on continuing crisis in Hong Kong and issues associated with online censorship.

Moderated by Liz Carter and featuring both authors, with book signing to follow.

This event will celebrate the release of two new books by UCI faculty that are both appearing in the Columbia Global Reports series. Both deal with and seek to place into context issues that were in the news throughout 2019 and continue to make headlines in 2020. Vigil, by Jeffrey Wasserstrom of the School of Humanities (Chancellor's Professor of History), focused on the continuing crisis in Hong Kong.

Speech Police, by David Kaye of the School of Law (who is also the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Opinion and Expression), deals with issues associated with online censorship.

Liz Carter is the author of Let 100 Voices Speak: How the Internet is Transforming China and Changing Everything (I.B. Tauris, 2015)

Cosponsors: The Center on Globalization, Law, and Society (GLAS), the Forum for the Academy and the Public and the History Department

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