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Nationalization and Emerging Tech: Cryptocurrency, Digital Rights, and Disinformation, A Young Professionals

Panel Discussion
CEU Nationalism Studies
Friday, May 7, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Technology is being weaponized as fast as it emerges and as wonderful as mass communication is for democracy, it also comes with too many threats to count. It has become clear that the digital age heavily features digital authoritarianism. Whether its black-market cryptocurrency funding, coining national cryptocurrencies, the contested triangle of disinformation, democratization, and populism, the promotion and suppression of digital rights by various political regimes, or the risks and implications of fragmentation and nationalization of the digital space, the Black Sea is at the forefront of the use and abuse of emerging technology. Join CEU’s Nationalism Studies department for a discussion on the latest ways emerging tech is being weaponized in the Black Sea, what the dangers are, and what rights could help ensure democracy in our NATO allies and partner countries.  


Valarie KennedySenior Investigator and Program Manager, Chainanalysis Inc (@vbrukhis

Nino GozalishviliDoctorate Candidate in Comparative History and Nationalism Studies, Central European University (@NinGozalishvili

Mădălin BlidaruDoctorate Candidate in International Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest (@blidaru


Moderated by:  

Elizabeth SaduskyDevelopment Intern, Center for European Policy Analysis, and EU Institutions and Policy Section Editor, The New Federalist 

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