Members of the Brock community are invited to take part in an interdisciplinary symposium focused on digital governance this fall.
Hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences and led by by Associate Professor Blayne Haggart in Brock’s Department of Political Science and Associate Professor Natasha Tusikov of York University, Digital Regulation in the Public Interest: Surveying the Field will be held virtually Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Part of the Social Sciences Symposium Series, the event is intended to showcase a variety of research and activity related to public and private governance in an increasingly commodified and knowledge-driven digital society.
It is expected to represent multiple disciplines and explore such themes as:
- The political economy of data, intellectual property and digital systems.
- Critical approaches to digital policies, including platform governance, social media and machine learning/artificial intelligence.
- Social and environmental justice, broadly defined, in the digital/knowledge-driven era.
- Power and control in the digital society.
- Indigenous digital/knowledge-policy issues.
- State and non-state, domestic and transnational governance.
- Who benefits in and from the knowledge-driven society? Who loses out?
The symposium will be of particular interest to those conducting research on the policy side of these issues, primarily within a framework that prioritizes issues of social and environmental justice.
Faculty and senior student researchers who wish to present are invited to submit an abstract by Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Those who wish to save the date and attend the symposium can also register online.