2021-2022 SPEAKERS

BoiseCFR May Meeting - Via Zoom

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Date:            Monday May 17, 2021 

Speaker:     Steven Feldstein

Topic:       The Rise of Digital Repression:
                   How Technology is Reshaping Power, Politics, and Resistance

Steven Feldstein is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on issues of democracy, technology, human rights, and U.S. foreign policy.

Previously he held the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University. He served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the Department of State. He also was the Director of Policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development and Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Feldstein’s new book The Rise of Digital Repression explores how governments use digital technology to subdue opponents, suppress dissent, and maintain political power. His research took him to Thailand, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Hong Kong, all of which are experiencing troubling patterns of digital repression. Feldstein, who was a member of the BCFR when he was at Boise State University, holds degrees from Princeton and the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.