Dipayan Ghosh on Digital Democracy

November 10, 2020

Dipayan Ghosh on Digital Democracy
Tom Zoellner talks to Dipayan Ghosh about the politics of digital regulation, and the way the digital ecosystem impacts democratic processes.



Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D. is the Pozen Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he conducts research on digital privacy, artificial intelligence, and civil rights. His research and writing have been cited and published widely, with recent analysis appearing in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticThe GuardianForeign AffairsHarvard Business ReviewForeign Policy, Time, and CNN. He has also appeared on CNNMSNBCCNBCNPR and BBC. A computer scientist by training, Ghosh previously worked on global privacy and public policy issues at Facebook, where he led strategic efforts to address privacy and security issues at the company. Prior to Facebook, Ghosh was a technology and economic policy advisor in the Obama White House where he served across the Office of Science & Technology Policy and the National Economic Council. He focused on issues concerning big data’s impact on consumer privacy and the digital economy. He has also served as a public interest technology fellow at New America, a Washington-based public policy think tank. Ghosh received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering & computer science at Cornell University where he conducted research at the Wireless Intelligent Systems Lab, and completed post-doctoral work at University of California, Berkeley. 

This podcast is part of the series "55 Voices for Democracy," an initiative launched by the Thomas Mann House in October 2019. With the new podcast series, Los Angeles Review of Books, Thomas Mann House, Goethe-Institute Boston, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle, and WunderbarTogether expand the successful series. Tom Zoellner and his co-hosts engage in a vivid conversation with intellectuals, artists, and activists about the question of how to renew democracy today. 



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