A Virtualist Tours the World: The Internet and the Emergence of DemocracyEvent offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
National Endowment for Democracy
- Monday, November 27, 2006
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
McGraw Hill Auditorium
New York, NY
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Event Transcripts and Video
New York Democracy Forum - "A Virtualist Tours the World: The Internet and the Emergence of Democracy," featuring Esther Dyson, longtime analyst of the IT and Internet worlds and author of the blog "Release 0.9".
Esther Dyson - Speaker
Esther Dyson, longtime analyst of the IT and Internet worlds and author of the blog "Release 0.9" has a second life as an active investor and policy advisor in emerging markets. She was also founding chairman of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the independent agency that sets policy for the Internet's domain name system. She is an active board member of both the National Endowment for Democracy and the Eurasia Foundation. Recently returned from Bulgaria, Russia, India, South Africa, Dubai, Kazakhstan and all three Baltic States, Dyson will draw these strands together in remarks followed by a question/answer session about the Internet and democracy.