Emily Parker

discusses

Now I Know Who My Comrades Are:
Voices from the Internet Underground

This event includes a book signing

Date

Mar
3
Monday
March 3, 2014
8:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome EMILY PARKER, former member of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Policy Planning staff, for a discussion of her book Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground.

In Now I Know Who My Comrades Are, Emily Parker provides on-the-ground accounts of how the Internet is transforming lives in China, Cuba and Russia.

In China, university students use the Internet to save the life of an attempted murder victim. In Cuba, authorities try to silence an online critic by sowing seeds of distrust in her marriage. And in Russia, a lone blogger rises to become the most prominent opposition figure since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Authoritarian governments try to isolate individuals from one another, but in the age of Twitter and Facebook, this is impossible. Or as one blogger put it: "Now I know who my comrades are." Social media helps people overcome feelings of powerlessness, leading to the rise of a new kind of citizen.  

Emily Parker details how prominent dissidents and ordinary citizens use the Internet to expose injustices and challenge authority. Now I Know Who My Comrades Are is a testament to the power of community in the face of repression.

Emily Parker
Emily Parker

Emily Parker

Emily Parker is the digital diplomacy advisor and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. Previously, she was a member of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Policy Planning staff at the State Department, where she covered twenty-first-century statecraft, innovation, and technology. Before joining the State Department, she was an op-ed editor at The New York Times and an editorial writer and op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal.

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