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Which Side of History? How Technology is Shaping Democracy and Our Lives, moderated by Jim Steyer ’78, JD ’83

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Our entire society has been transformed by a technological revolution and its 24/7 influence on our lives. Silicon Valley has followed through on its promise to change the world on a vast scale - but not always for the better. Steyer engages influential thought leaders in conversation about critical issues facing our society and our nation’s future.
 
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Moderated by Jim Steyer ’78, JD ’83, adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education. James Steyer has taught courses at Stanford for more than thirty years on civil rights, civil liberties, and education issues. He has received a number of teaching honors, including the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. Steyer wrote The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Effect on Our Children, Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age, and Which Side of History? How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives. He is the founder and CEO of Common Sense Media.
 
We are video recording this program and will post it to the Stanford Alumni YouTube channel in a few weeks. For more faculty talks like this one, subscribe to the Stanford Alumni Learn list.
 
Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily and all-access passes.They are all first-come, first-served, please arrive early to guarantee a spot.Capacity: 587