Human Rights Talks

The Great Firewall: China’s model of digital control

September 24, 2021

As the illiberal use of technologies threatens to reshape the balance of power, MIGS is organizing a speaker series on digital authoritarianism. American and Canadian practitioners, researchers, and members of the private sector and civil society shine light on the strategies used by authoritarian states and discuss the pressing need for alliances between Canada, the U.S., and like-minded democratic countries. This third event in the series will focus on digital authoritarianism in China.


- Paul Mozur, New York Times technology correspondent focused on the intersection of technology and geopolitics in Asia.

- Dr. Sheena Greitens, associate professor, LBJ School, and faculty fellow, Clements Center for National Security

- Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Senior Fellow in the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

- Ainikki Riikonen, Research Assistant for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Moderator: Kyle Matthews, Executive Director, MIGS

This virtual speaker series is part of MIGS' "Canada-U.S. Democracy and Human Rights Collaboration Initiative" funded by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa.

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