Social Media & Social Movements from Hong Kong to Silicon Valley and Beyond -- A Double Launch of Jeffrey Wasserstrom's Vigil (2020) and David Kaye's Speech Police (2019)

Social Media & Social Movements from Hong Kong to Silicon Valley and Beyond-- A Double Launch of Jeffrey Wasserstrom's Vigil (2020) and David Kaye's Speech Police (2019)

Moderated by Liz Carter and featuring both authors, with book sale and 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 Policy, 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 Forum for the Academy and the Public, History Department, UCI Center on Globalization, Law and Society, UC's National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, January 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Humanities Gateway 1030
  • Organizer: Julia Lupton (email)
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