Public Forum & Roundtable on Wikileaks (April 2011)

Organized in collaboration with the York Centre for International Security Studies (YCISS)

Wikileaks and the Politics of Exposure:
Militaries, States, and the Public Realm

Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 – 7-9 PM

Location: Marriot Bloor-Yorkville * 90 Bloor Street East

Featuring:

GEERT LOVINK: media theorist, net critic and activist. He is a Professor of media theory at the European Graduate School, and the founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures. His publications include Dark Fiber, Uncanny Networks, My First Recession, The Principle of Notworking, and Zero Comments. In 2011, Polity Press is set to publish his critique of social media, Networks Without a Cause.

DARYL COPELAND: analyst, author and educator. He specializes in foreign policy, global issues, diplomacy, and public management. From 1981 through 2009 Mr. Copeland served as a Canadian diplomat with postings in Thailand, Ethiopia, New Zealand and Malaysia. He has written over fifty articles for scholarly and popular press, and is the author of Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations.

CRAIG SCOTT: director, Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, and Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. His publications span a variety of international, comparative and transnational fields. He is currently a Commissioner on the civil-society Truth Commission in Honduras, in the context of which information sourced from Wikileaks plays a significant role.

Moderator:

Robert Latham: director, York Centre for International and Security Studies and associate Professor, Political Science, York University. Among his publications are Bombs and Bandwidth: The Emerging Relationship Between Information Technology and Security; Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm (co-edited with Saskia Sassen); and Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa: Global-Local Networks of Power.