March 26, 2010

Global Internet Freedom: A Foreign Policy Imperative in a Digital Age

Google’s announcement that it will stop censoring results from its Chinese search engine is just the latest development on the internet freedom agenda and highlights the increased dedication from the public and private sectors to preserve the openness of what has become one of the most salient forms of communication. On March 24, the Center for a New American Security hosted an event on Capitol Hill on global internet freedom, which also marked the launch of the Senate Global Internet Freedom Caucus. At the event, several senators gave remarks, in addition to a panel of experts representing the public and private sectors. 

SPEAKERS: 

The Honorable Michael Posner
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Ambassador Mark Palmer
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs

Alan Davidson

Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google

Richard Fontaine

Senior Fellow, CNAS

Daniel Calingaert

Deputy Director of Programs, Freedom House

Rebecca MacKinnon

Visiting Fellow, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
Co-Founder, Global Voices Online

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