Speaker: Lizzie O'Shea, lawyer, writer, broadcaster, and recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace Prize
Introduced by: Gulika Reddy, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School
Lizzie O’Shea’s book, Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us about Digital Technology, brings together the lessons of radical politics and activism from our pre-digital past to help us envisage a future in which we’re not servants to potentially harmful and also potentially liberating technologies. It is an invitation to a democratic and egalitarian political commitment in both the production and consumption of digital realities. The book was recently shortlisted for the Premier's Literary Award.
Lizzie O'Shea is a lawyer, writer, and broadcaster. Her commentary is featured regularly on national television programs and radio, in which she discusses law, digital technology, corporate responsibility, and human rights. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, and Sydney Morning Herald, among others. She is also a founder and board member of Digital Rights Watch, which advocates for human rights online. She also sits on the boards of the National Justice Project, Blueprint for Free Speech, and the Alliance for Gambling Reform. At the National Justice Project, O'Shea has worked with lawyers, journalists, and activists to establish a Copwatch Program, for which she was a recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace Prize. In June 2019, she was named a Human Rights Hero by Access Now.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Rightslink, and the Human Rights Working Group at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
All are welcome.