DEMOCRACY AND FREE SPEECH IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET

– Cass Sunstein to speak in Copenhagen on the 18th of May.

How can liberal democratic societies thrive in this new era of echo chambers and rising polarisation? What frame of online discourse would be most fertile for a sound democratic discussion? These are some of the interesting subjects that we will face when one of the most known and knowledgeable legal minds alive take the floor.

On the 18th of May, Cass R. Sunstein, Professor at Harvard Law School will share his thoughts about the structure of online communities’ influence on modern liberal democracies, as presented in his book #Republic (2017).

To set the scene, we have invited Ida Auken (MP) to open our minds to how the Age of the Internet influences Danish politics. Finding the right path for democracy and free speech is an issue that requires our attention. You are guaranteed to leave with a new perspective on your online life.

Location: Copenhagen Business School: Råvarebygningen, Porcelænshaven 22, R.s20 auditorium
Seats limited
Price: No Charge

If you are interested in attending the event, please fill in the pre-registration form below, and we will get back to you.

Presented In Collaboration With

Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School.

 

#programme

14.00 Introduction by Pelle Guldborg Hansen

14.10 Ida Auken – Member of Parliament (Confirmed)

14.20 Lucia Reisch, presenting Cass Sunstein

14.30 Cass Sunstein, Professor at Harvard Law School:
Democracy and Free Speech in the Age of The Internet

15.30 Wine & Snacks

Speakers:
Pelle Guldborg Hansen

Pelle Guldborg Hansen is an associate professor and behavioural scientist, at Roskilde University. As the director of ISSP – The Initiative for Science, Society & Policy and the Chairman of the Danish Nudging Network, Pelle Guldborg Hansen has worked tirelessly to promote behavioural science in the Danish society. Through his work as co-founder of TEN – The European Nudge Network, and as CE of iNudgeYou – The Applied Behavioural Science Group, Hansen has been an integral part of placing behavioural science on the radar of public and private decision makers around the world.

Ida Auken (TBC)

As Member of the Danish Parliament for representing the Danish Social Liberal Party, Ida Auken is one of the leading forces behind the SIRI Commission, that looks for new ways of supporting sustainable societal growth and security in the Age of the internet, disruption and artificial intelligence.

Lucia Reisch

As the professor of consumer behaviour and consumer policy at Copenhagen Business School, Lucia Reisch research is focussed on sustainable consumption and behavioural economics. Lucia Reisch is involved with several large research projects like Nudge-it, a project that aims at better understanding decision-making in food choices to improve public health, and she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consumer Policy.