55 Voices for Democracy: Dipayan Ghosh





Nov 10, 2020


55 Voices For Democracy: Dipayan Ghosh

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

How can governments and the public deal with the increasing influence of tech companies and social media? Today’s episode features Dipayan Ghosh, a former technology and economic policy advisor in the Obama White House.

Ghosh conducts research on digital piracy, artificial intelligence and civil rights at the Harvard Kennedy School. His recently published and critically acclaimed report "Utilities for Democracy – Why and How the Algorithmic Infrastructure of Facebook and Google must be regulated“ serves as a starting point for a conversation with host Tom Zoellner.

The podcast series “55 Voices for Democracy” is inspired by the 55 BBC radio addresses Thomas Mann delivered from his home in California to thousands of listeners in Europe between 1940 and 1945. In his monthly addresses, Mann spoke out strongly against fascism, becoming the most significant German defender of democracy in exile.

Beginning on October 20, 2020, Tom Zoellner and his co-hosts will engage in a vivid conversation with intellectuals, artists, and activists about the question of how to renew democracy today. Among the first guests are Rebecca Solnit, the political scientist Chantal Mouffe, novelist Daniel Kehlmann and the Belarusian opposition politicians Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Franak Viačorka.

The podcast series "55 Voices for Democracy"  is an initiative by the Thomas Mann House, Los Angeles Review of Books, Goethe-Institute Boston, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle and Wunderbar Together with friendly support of Dublab.


Thomas Mann House

LA Review of Books

Goethe-Institut Boston

Goethe-Pop Up Seattle

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