Lecture by Aidan White, director Ethical Journalism Network
31/03/2015 18:00 - 20:00
'Ethical Aspects of the Digital Information Society',
THE SMIT/IES LECTURES SERIES ON THE EUROPEAN DIGITAL INFORMATION SOCIETY

March 31, VUB

THE SMIT/IES LECTURES SERIES ON THE EUROPEAN DIGITAL INFORMATION SOCIETY

24/02/2015 - 18/05/2015

Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels

The SMIT/IES Lecture Series on the European Digital Information Society is a prestigious series of compact two hour conferences on the European Digital Information Society.

Their purpose is to enhance understanding of topical debates about the dynamics of the European Digital Information Society through prestigious lectures or round tables of experts, both followed by discussions with the public. Lectures and round tables usually last around 45-60 minutes as do the debates that follow.

The Lectures concern economic, political, technical, legal and societal aspects of ICTs, (New)Media and the European Digital Information Society, and the research, development and innovation programmes and activities related to them.

The lectures complement the courses offered in the Masters on New Media and Society in Europe academic programme. They aim to provide a full-portfolio description of the European Digital Information Society, with speakers coming mainly from policy and European institutions, industry and academia.


Entrance to the Lectures Series is free of charge but registration is required.
Registration: http://smit.vub.ac.be/Event/99/The_SMIT_IES_Lectures_Series_on_the_European_Digital_Information_Society

Agenda

February 24th
New issues in the Digital Economy: Innovation, Super-dominance and is Content really King?
Dr. Eliana Garces-Tolon – Deputy Head of Unit, Senior Economist, DG Enterprise & industry, Industrial Competitiveness Policy for Growth, European Commission
 
March 3rd
Threats and Opportunities for Broadcasting in the Digital Era
Ross Biggam – Director General, Association of Commercial Television in Europe
 
March 17th
The Digital Actors Perspective
Antoine Aubert, Head of Brussels Policy Team, Google
 
March 31st
Ethical Aspects of the Digital Information Society 
Aidan White – Director, Ethical Journalism Network

April 21st
Diversity, complexity, and creativity: the essence of our European values
Michel Praet - Head of the EU Relations Office, ESA

May 5th
Neutrality, diversity and competition in the "Flat Internet": what links net neutrality with the Google Antitrust investigation?
Prof. Dr. Andrea Renda – Senior Researcher CEPS, Professor LUISS
 
May 19th
The Future of Education in the Digital Age
Xavier Prats Monné - Director General for Education and Culture, European Commission