Virtual Roundtable: Technology and Politics

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
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Joan Donovan

Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project, Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics & Public Policy

Clay Shirky

Vice Provost of Educational Technologies, New York University


Mary and David Boies Distinguished Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

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