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Digital Technology, Social Media, and Today's Political Climate

Thu, September 12th, 2019
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm

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Featuring a lively on-stage conversation with Molly Wood, tech correspondent for NPR’s Marketplace and Glenn Greenwald, co-founding editor of The Intercept. Aminatou Sow, co-host of Call Your Girlfriend, will moderate.

Molly Wood is tech correspondent for NPR’s Marketplace an co-hosts NPR’s podcast Make Me Smart with Kai Ryssdal. She has previously held positions as an executive editor at CNET.com as well as a writer for the Associated Press, MacHome Journal magazine, O’Reilly Media, and the deputy technology editor for the Business Day section of the New York Times. Wood hosted the “Gadgettes” podcast with Kelly Morrison and “The Buzz Report”, a technology video news column that was published weekly. She has appeared in mainstream media shows such as Live! With Regis and Kelly, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and CNBC’s On the Money and was the co-host of the Buzz Out Loud podcast with Tom Merritt, then Brian Tong, which ended in early 2012.

Glen Greenwald is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. His most recent book, “No Place to Hide,” is about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world. Prior to co-founding The Intercept, Greenwald’s column was featured in the Guardian and Salon. Along with Laura Poitras, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013. The NSA reporting he led for the Guardian was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.

Aminatou Sow is the co-host of Call Your Girlfriend , a weekly podcast that tackles the intricacies of feminism, pop culture and the latest in politics.  She has interviewed everyone from Hillary Clinton to Roxane Gay, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ali Raisman and many more. Her talks and interviews lead to candid conversations about female ambition, money and power.  She is a member of the Sundance Institute Director’s Advisory Group and previously led Social Impact Marketing at Google. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Tech. She is also the co-founder of Tech LadyMafia, an organization created to increase the visibility of women working in and around Technology.

No tickets required. This event is sponsored by the Class of ’71 Public Affairs Forum , the Cohan Family Forum and the Lecture Committee.

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