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Wikipedia's Global Future

As Wikipedia celebrates its tenth anniversary, Joseph Reagle, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, sees an opportunity for significant growth in non-English-speaking parts of the world.

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Primary Sources

U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Kornbluh's Remarks on Foreign Policy for the Internet, January 2012

U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Karen Kornbluh spoke at the Brookings Institute on January 11, 2012. In her speech titled, "Principles of Internet Governance: An Agenda for Economic Growth and Innovation," she discussed the OECD's high-level meetings in June 2011 and the resulting principles countries can adopt to protect the flow of information and uphold policy concerns on the Internet.

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Testimony

Space Security

Author: Bruce W. MacDonald

Bruce W. MacDonald, author of the Council Special Report China, Space Weapons, and U.S. Security testifies before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and focuses on three questions: 1) Does U.S. overall space policy advance space security? 2) Does the United States invest resources so as to best protect and defend space assets? 3) What role can diplomacy play in advancing space security?

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Renewing America

Renewing America

The Digital Disruption

Speakers: Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, and Jared Cohen, Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Director of Google Ideas at Google, highlight the potential of the technological development to revolutionize relations between countries and to empower citizens of oppressive regimes

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The Digital Spy: How Technology is Changing the Intelligence Community [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Speakers: Bryan Cunningham and Jeff Jonas
Presider: Daniel B. Prieto

Bryan Cunningham and Jeff Jonas discuss the pivotal role of technology in support of U.S. intelligence, as well as the importance of understanding these technologies and their implications for policy. Topics include intelligence sharing networks, anonymization, data mining, and civil-liberty concerns.

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