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Ronald J. Deibert will be coming to McMaster University this November to give a lecture entitled “The Geopolitics of Cyberspace.”
Deibert’s lecture will consider the global control of information and how state and non-state actors are contesting the newly evolving terrain of global digital-electronic-telecommunications. Ronald J. Deibert is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Deibert has written and lectured extensively on issues related to technology, media, human rights, and world politics including his most recent book Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, while also working as a consultant and advisor to governments, international organizations, and civil society/NGOs on issues relating to cybersecurity, cyber crime, online free expression, and access to information.
The lecture will take place on Thursday, November 13th at 1:30pm in CIBC Hall in the McMaster University Student Center (MUSC) room 319. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
For more information please click here for the lecture poster or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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