EESP Conversation: The Struggle for Democracy and Human Rights:The Role of Technology & Social Media

French Ambassador to the U.S., Philippe Etienne, and David J. Kramer, Director of the European & Eurasian Studies Program at SIPA- Florida International University discussed the role of Technology and Social Media on Democracy and Human Rights.

During this one-hour conversation, His Excellency, Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the United States, tried to answer several questions linked to this crucial and most pressing issue. Among others:

  • To what extent do technology and social media play a role, either positively and/or negatively?
  • What are the differences in approach between Europe and the United States?
  • How can we work together to address the threats to democracy and human rights around the world?
  • What are the best ways to combat extremism and terrorism?
  • Where can multilateral efforts contribute to combatting these dangers most effectively?

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