EESP Lecture: The Dark Cloud

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Venue:FIU-MMC-RDB 2001


Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 11:00 AM—12:15 PM | FIU-MMC | College of Law - RDB 2001

Join Guillaume Pitron for a presentation about his recently published book, “The Dark Cloud: How the online world is costing the earth.” The discussion will focus on the origins of digital technology, and the disastrous effect on the finite amount of our planet’s resources used to support it, which creates catastrophic consequences for our environment. He will compare U.S./EU policy on critical materials for the digital economy, the geopolitics of extracting the raw materials, and reflect on Europe’s energy sovereignty and the upheavals caused by artificial intelligence


ImageGuillaume Pitron is a French journalist, author and filmmaker, including studies on environmental, economic, and geopolitical ramifications of new technology. He has written two books, and both address the natural resources needed to keep creating new technology, “The Dark Cloud, How the digital world is costing the earth,” and “The Rare Metals War.” His media appearances include interviews in both French and international media (Le Figaro, BBC World Service, Bloomberg TV, El País, La Repubblica) and his speaking engagements have included many international forums and institutions (Davos, IMF, European Commission, UNESCO). He holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) from the University of Paris and a master’s degree in law from Georgetown University.

This event is open and free to all FIU Students.

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Co-sponsored by:
Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
Dorothea Green Lecture Series
College of Law
The Consulate General of France in Miami, Cultural Service • Villa Albertine