You are warmly invited to examine the impact that global politics, economics and culture have on Australia at the 2021 UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Democracy Forum.
Between now and 2030, how will the use of technology by citizens, civil society groups and governments affect core aspects of democracy and democratic representation? What part should economic regulation and competition policy play in post-Covid recovery?
In the second edition of this event, the author of Don't be Evil: How Big Tech betrayed its Founding Principles and All of Us, Rana Foroohar (Global Business Columnist, Associate at the Financial Times and CNN's global economic analyst) will explore with Emeritus Professor Roy Green, the economics of Big Tech and its importance to the future of democracy around the world.
Join Professor Green and Ms Foroohar as they dissect the current global economic and political environment in the context of major events that have occurred over the last four years – the Brexit decision in the United Kingdom, the American presidential election, the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing challenge of climate change and recent attempts in Australia and elsewhere to regulate monopolistic behaviour in the technology sector.
While it is increasingly acknowledged that the digital disruption of democracy is a growing concern across the world, there is little agreement on what if anything can be done about it. Ms Foroohar's insights will offer clarity on the steps that might need to be taken to reconcile the transformative contribution of Big Tech with the values of liberal democracies.
Our online forum event will also include time to pose questions. Register today!