Title: The Internet: Past, Present, and Future
Date: November 10, 2023
Room: Luddy Auditorium 1106
Abstract: This is a talk summarizing the main findings of a book-length study of the history and politics of the Internet. After reviewing the history of its creation and maturation, the book addresses the key problems for the future: namely, bridging the digital divide, reforming antitrust, enhancing privacy and security, reducing cybercrime, curating content on social media, and reforming intellectual property laws.
Bio: Jeffrey Hart is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he taught international politics and international political economy from 1981 to 2013. His first teaching position was at Princeton University from 1973 to 1980. He was a professional staff member of the President’s Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties from 1980 to 1981. His major publications include The New International Economic Order (1983), Interdependence in the Post Multilateral Era (1985), Rival Capitalists (1992), (edited with Aseem Prakash) Globalization and Governance (1999), Coping with Globalization (2000), and Responding to Globalization (2000), Technology, Television and Competition (2004), (with Joan Edelman Spero) The Politics of International Economic Relations, 7th edition (2010), and scholarly articles in World Politics, International Organization, British Journal of Political Science, New Political Economy, The World Economy, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.