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Is the Internet bringing us together? Or is it further dividing us? Will the Internet of the future be a force for social cohesion? Or will it lead to greater fragmentation?

Please join us on Thursday, May 11, from 12:30 - 14:00 BST (UTC+1) for a live video stream out of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House in London, UK. In the session a panel of experts will address these and many related questions (view the longer description):

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Prof. Dr. Erik Huizer, CTO SURFnet, Internet Hall of Fame inductee
  • Ms. Kathryn Brown, President and CEO, Internet Society
  • Dr. Ismail Syed Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority
  • Mr. James Arroyo, OBE, Director for Data, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Ms. Unoma Ndili Okarafor, Ph.D. Founder & CEO at Herbal Papaya, WAAW Foundation
  • Ms. Rebecca MacKinnon, Director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America

The session will be recorded for those unable to watch live.

The event page has more information about the session. This is part of our 25th anniversary activities looking at what lies ahead for the future of the Internet.

We encourage you all to join in; to share the information about this event; and to discuss this question with others - how does the Internet affect our society?

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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