Zeynep Tufekci to Deliver Talk Called “What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Our New Public Sphere”

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 1, 2021—Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor at UNC, Chapel Hill, will deliver a talk titled, “What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Our New Public Sphere.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, March  2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via the Zoom link below.

Zeynep Tufekci is an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at UNC, Chapel Hill, a staff writer at The Atlantic , contributing opinion-writer for The New York Times and regular contributor to such publications as Wired and Scientific American. Her regular and incisive commentary on the pandemic and the public health response to it, the initial CDC and W.H.O. guidance against wearing masks to vaccination policy, has won acclaim and proved broadly influential. She is the author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest (Yale, 2018), and much of her research focuses on the interplay between technologies and social life, including such topics as AI, big data, and surveillance.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies.

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Published March 1, 2021