Tue, 08 Dec | Zoom

IE Masterclass – Politics in the Digital Age: A Change of the Political Paradigm?

In this session, we'll explore how digital technology has become what philosophers call a "formal cause", i.e. something that does not merely have effects, but that is actually structuring and shaping political and social choices.
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08 Dec 2020, 16:00 GMT+8
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About the Event

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We would love for you to join for our on-line Master Class Politics in the Digital Age: A Change of the Political Paradigm?' by IE Professor Milo Jones.

The various scandals engulfing social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are only the tip of the digital iceberg towards which governments, societies and geopolitics generally are headed.

Digital technology is permeating every part of how we are governed - and affecting whom we choose to do the governing. At the same time, perhaps less visibly, it is effecting authoritarian societies.

In this session, we'll explore how digital technology has become what philosophers call a "formal cause", i.e. something that does not merely have effects, but that is actually structuring and shaping political and social choices. In so doing, we will spot clues of how we can expect the future of digital societies to evolve.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Dr. Jones’s knowledge of cultural transformation started with his own transformation during training as an officer in the US Marine Corps. He then refined that knowledge working on Wall Street and in Change Management for Accenture in London. But the roots of what is uniquely valuable about Milo’s approach to social change has two other sources.

The first distinctive element flows from his research as a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Digital Life. Digital technologies are treated as social and psychological phenomena, not merely as technical changes.

The second special component in Milo’s approach draws on his PhD research on the internal analytic culture of the CIA (that was subsequently published by Stanford University Press as Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001).

This unique combination of factors and experiences allows Milo to introduce frameworks, anecdotes, and insights into his sessions that are truly practical, fresh, and memorable.

Balancing what is technically possible with what is practical for companies and governments today, he pays special attention to the implications of digital technologies for the skill sets of individual leaders and for the capabilities that organizations need now and in the future.

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