The destruction of cities, infrastructures, including telecommunication and media, and deaths of thousands resulting from the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine from 24th February 2022 are increasingly well documented. Cyber-attacks have been one aspect of this larger war that have undermined the public and private sectors, as well as individuals. Nationally and globally, it might well have serious consequences for the future of a more open and global internet versus a “splinternet” as but one aspect of the dramatic impacts this war might have on the future of communication and information technologies and society and the research required to address them.
Professor Dr. Olena Goroshko of the National Technical University, Ukraine, has organised a set of speakers to discuss their views on social and political implications for the internet and society as a consequence of this war. It is not too soon to start considering these implications. I’m happy to be one of the speakers and hope you can join – it is organised to be available on YouTube and a variety of other social media today, 1 July 2022.
William H. Dutton – Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern California
Rusudan K. Makhachashvili – Doctor Habilitated of Philology, Head of Romance Languages and Typology Department of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, REA expert for European Commission.
Ighor P. Rushchenko – Professor, Doctor Habilitated of Sociology in National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”.
Nataliia L. Boiko – Doctor Habilitated of Sociology, Leading Researcher in Institute of Sociology of Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.
Eugen Fedchenko, a Chief Technology Officer at Zoolatech
Gregory Asmolov, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Russia Institute, King’s College London
You can watch the broadcast live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts. You can find it by searching for ‘The Internet Use and Functioning in Wartime’ or:
WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfQYOSoz05H2zqeuVve0Mkg