Rebecca MacKinnon

If ever there was an event for the IL audience, this is it … a look at whether the Internet ultimately means the end of individual freedom.

The World Affairs Council is presenting author Rebecca MacKinnon on “The Future of Freedom in the Internet Age” Tue., Nov. 27 at 620 S. Third St., next to the Henry Clay.

MacKinnon, author of “Consent of the Networked” and co-founder of Global Voices, will deliver a talk on “the complex and often hidden power dynamics among governments, corporations, and citizens in cyberspace,” according to a WAC news release.

 From the release:

Ms. MacKinnon draws upon two decades of experiences as an international journalist, co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices, Chinese Internet censorship expert, and Internet freedom activist to argue that unless we fight for our digital rights we will ultimately lose out physical rights and freedoms. Join us to learn more about the Great Firewall of China, the war for India’s Internet and how social media as played a role in recent revolutions.

Copies of “Consent of the Networked” will be available for purchase at the event an MacKinnon will be signing copies, according to the release.

Tickets for the event are $10 for  WAC members, $15 for non-members.

The event is sponsored by the Louisville Digital Association and Brown-Forman.

About The World Affairs Council: The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote international affairs to the region through its international visitor program and speaker events.