Around the World Conference: 21 May 2014

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 Theme: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age

An Foras Feasa, Iontas Building, North Campus, National University of Ireland Maynooth

21 May 2014 / 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Around the World is an online conference involving participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Nigeria, and the United States.  It is organised by the Kule Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Alberta. The conference is live-streamed world-wide and archived after the event. More information at

We invite you to join the audience (or join us online) for Ireland’s contribution from 1.30pm on 21 May 2014 in An Foras Feasa, National University of Ireland Maynooth. The panel includes experts from academe, industry and research and consultancy. Each speaker will give a five minute lighting presentation leaving ample room for discussion.

Professor Susan Schreibman, co-chair
Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Dr. Aphra Kerr, co-chair
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Michael Baume
Associate Director of Risk Management International (RMI)
‘Digital Risks in the business world’

Dr. Mark Maguire
Department of Anthropology, National University of Ireland Maynooth
‘Policing the Future’

Sadhbh McCarthy
Director, Centre for Irish & European Security Ltd
‘Social media as a tool of the State’

Dr. Maria Helen Murphy
Department of Law, National University of Ireland Maynooth
‘Surveillance Lessons Relearned’

Keep track of the Around the World conference on Twitter by using the hashtag: #UofAWorld

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Ireland’s contribution to this event is co-sponsored by DARIAH-Ireland and An Foras Feasa.