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2013 Beaverbrook Annual Lecturer: Al Gore on Technology and the Future of Democratization

http://media.mcgill.ca/sites/media.mcgill.ca/files/Photo_Gore_Al-1_small.jpgFor those with Pollack Hall tickets, remember that they must be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. on November 5th, 2013 at Pollack Hall Box Office.

Event starts at 6 p.m. sharp.

No latecomers and no recordings allowed.

Tweet your Q's to Al Gore using #AlGoreMTL.

His talk will be followed by a 15-minute conversation with Media@McGill Director Christine Ross.

Have your say starting now: Which questions would you like Al Gore to answer?

Tweet your questions to @Media_McGill using #AlGoreMTL no later than 6:40 p.m. on November 5th, EST.

Media@McGill is pleased to announce that the 2013-2014 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture will be given this year by the Honourable Al Gore. This free public lecture (phone registration required), entitled Technology and the Future of Democratization, will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Pollack Hall, McGill University, 555 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, QC.

In his presentation, Mr. Gore will examine the emerging forces currently reshaping our world, most notably the impact of technological advancements (digital communications, Internet, news and information) on democratic processes. Drawing from his recent book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change (2013), Mr. Gore will address what he calls the rise of the “Global Mind,” brought on by the development of worldwide digital communications that reshape the ways in which people connect with each other and intelligent machines, as well as the emergence of what he terms “Earth, Inc.,” an integrated holistic entity that represents new relationships to capital, labour, consumer markets, and national governments.

Media@McGill Beaverbrook Annual Lecture Partners

The Dean of Arts Development Fund; The Center for International Peace and Security Studies; the Institute for the Study of International Development; and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship.


From left to right: Olivier Marcil, Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations), Al Gore, Christine Ross, Director of Media@McGill, and Tomi Tade, 2013 Media@McGill Undergraduate International Internship awardee. Photo credit: Owen Egan.

Al Gore spoke about “Technology and the Future of Democratization” to a full house of 700 students, professors and the general public at Pollack Hall, McGill University on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Others followed his talk on Twitter – @Media_McGill and tweeted questions using #AlGoreMTL.

Read our Twitter feed for some of highlights of last night. Al Gore’s talk generated extensive media coverage; see below to read and view full media coverage.

The Guardian, Nov.6, 2013, Al Gore: Snowden 'revealed evidence' of crimes against US constitution,
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/06/al-gore-snowden-revealed-evidence-crimes-nsa

Salon.com, Nov. 6, 2013, Gore: Snowden exposed crimes against Constitution, http://www.salon.com/2013/11/06/gore_snowden_exposed_crimes_against_constitution/

Politico.com, Nov. 6th, 2013, Al Gore: NSA spying 'unacceptable', http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/al-gore-nsa-spying-99452.html?hp=r6

ICI Radio-Canada, Nov. 6th, 2013, Medium Large, La conférence d'Al Gore avec Philippe Marcoux: http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions/medium_large/2013-2014/archives.asp?date=2013-11-06

Canadian Press via The Gazette, Nov. 6th, 2013, Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore predicts lawmakers will rein in surveillance, http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Former+vicepresident+Gore+predicts+lawmakers+will+rein/9129866/story.html

Canadian Press via Edmonton Journal, Nov. 6th, 2013, Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore predicts lawmakers will rein in surveillance, http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Former+vicepresident+Gore+predicts+lawmakers+will+rein/9129866/story.html

Canadian Press via O Canada.com, Nov. 6th, 2013, Al Gore predicts lawmakers will rein in surveillance after Snowden leaks, http://o.canada.com/news/al-gore-predicts-lawmakers-will-rein-in-surveillance-after-snowden-leaks/

Canadian Press via Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 7th 2013, Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore predicts lawmakers will rein in surveillance, http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Former+vicepresident+Gore+predicts+lawmakers+will+rein/9129866/story.html

Canadian Press via Metro, Nov. 5th 2013, Al Gore predicts intelligence agencies like the NSA will be reined in, http://metronews.ca/news/canada/845916/gore-predicts-intelligence-agencies-will-be-reined-in/

The Washington Times, Nov. 7th 2013, Al Gore: NSA guilty of ‘crimes against the U.S. Constitution’, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/7/al-gore-nsa-guilty-crimes-against-us-constitution/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Politix, Nov. 7th 2013, Spying un-ccol, un-ok, and 'unacceptable,' says Gore http://politix.topix.com/homepage/8815-spying-un-cool-un-ok-and-unacceptable-says-gore?comments=1

The McGill Daily, Nov. 11th 2013, Al Gore speaks at McGill http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2013/11/al-gore-speaks-at-mcgill/

Le Delit, Nov. 12th, 2013, Democratie et Technologie, http://www.delitfrancais.com/2013/11/12/democratie-et-technologie/

Newser.com, Nov. 6th, 2013, Gore Blasts NSA's 'Crimes Against the Constitution', http://www.newser.com/story/177154/gore-blasts-nsas-crimes-against-the-constitution.html

Castanet, Nov. 5th, 2013, Al Gore predicts lawmakers will rein in http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-102066-4-.htm

Washington.cbslocal.com, Nov. 7, 2013, Gore: Snowden Leaks Revealed ‘Crimes Against the Constitution’, http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/11/07/gore-snowden-leaks-revealed-crimes-against-the-constitution/

Presstv.ir, Nov. 7, 2013, Al Gore: NSA spying 'unacceptable', http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/06/333350/al-gore-nsa-spying-unacceptable/

Numerama, Nov. 7, 2013, NSA : Al Gore dénonce un "crime contre la Constitution des Etats-Unis" http://www.numerama.com/magazine/27445-nsa-al-gore-denonce-un-34crime-contre-la-constitution-des-etats-unis34.html

Cuba Debate, Nov. 7, 2013, Al Gore: Evidencia revelada por Snowden prueba crímenes contra la Constitución de los EEUU, http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/2013/11/07/al-gore-evidencia-revelada-por-snowden-prueba-crimenes-contra-la-constitucion-de-los-eeuu/

Nonprofit Quarterly, Nov. 8, 2013, Gore Inadvertently Makes Case for Snowden as Whistleblower, http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/23218-gore-says-snowden-s-revelations-make-him-a-whistleblower.html

Eben Moglen, A talk given at Columbia Law School on November 13th, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYMHM2JiRyo

 

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