Technology and Geopolitics - What’s in it for Democracies?
A discussion with Kent Walker, President of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Google and Alphabet
The world is currently facing two overarching trends. The first is an unprecedented level of digitalization and technical development, reshaping our societies. The second is a return of great power rivalry, to a large extent playing out along the lines of democratic systems of governance verses autocratic ones.
How does technological transformations affect the rivalry between democracies and autarkies? How is global power re-distributed among states and non-state actors. What could be done to better harness the power of technology for the benefit of democratic societies?
A discussion with:
Kent Walker, President of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Google and Alphabet
Jenny Elfsberg, Director & Head of Innnovation Management division at Vinnova
Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Professor at Lund University
Björn Fägersten, Senior Research Fellow at UI's Europe Programme
The seminar was moderated by Jakob Hallgren, Director at UI.
Listen to the seminar here: