Simon Fraser University PhD candidate Shangyuan Wu analyzes the passing of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the Umbrella Revolution as events that demonstrate the need to critically look at using Western journalism standards in the non-West.
CGCS Internet Policy Observatory affiliate Sarah Logan examines the international expansion of China’s search engine Baidu into Vietnam to explore if the relationship between the Chinese state and Chinese internet companies affect those companies’ international expansion. This project adds to studies of the ‘state’ in cyberspace, in this case by studying Chinese internet companies beyond Chinese borders—adding a geopolitical element to existing studies. This project is part of CGCS’s Internet Policy Observatory (IPO).
On March 17th Pussy Riot founders Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina will be coming to the University of Pennsylvania. In light of this event, CGCS Director Monroe Price discusses Pussy Riot and the peculiar power of unexpected interventions.To learn more about the event, presented by Perry World House in cooperation with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Penn Arts and Science, click here.
In this interview, Director on International and Public Affairs, VCIOM (Russian Public Opinion Research Center) and former Annenberg Public Policy Center visiting scholar Olga Kamenchuk discusses the results of a survey on Russia attitudes toward the internet.