Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Communication and Information UMass at Amherst, Former Director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, visiting scholar at Columbia University

When you think modern media and social media are the bane of society, you’ve probably never heard Ethan Zuckerman speak. The Associate Professor of the Practice in Media Arts and Sciences, and the Director of the Center for Civic Media at the prestigious MIT sees media as a tool for social change.

Zuckerman is a truly global citizen, stressing the role of technology in international development, and believing in the use of new media technologies by activists. The author of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection is co-founder of the international blogging community Global Voices. It showcases news and opinions from citizen media in more than 150 nations and 30 languages, publishing editions in 20 languages.

At this year’s MQ! Virtual Innovation Summit, Ethan Zuckerman will give you an insight into the importance of freedom of expression and the fight against censorship in online spaces.