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The Problem with Blockchain

Our programme director Francesca Bria talks to Evgeny Morozov about how digital technology can be democratized.

  • How can digital technologies be democratized?
  • Can blockchain, bitcoin and decentralization lead to a more just and equitable internet?
  • How can we save the potential of these inventions for projects like The New Hanse?
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Confronting Climate Leviathan

Tobias Müller on Extinction Rebellion in Kenya.

  • What is the reality of climate change in African countries?
  • What is the role of activism in challenging state authority?
  • How can a political theory emerge from these real struggles?
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Justice for Animals

Corine Pelluchon on the New Enlightenment.

  • Pelluchon explores this question in the book “Enlightenment at the Age of the Living” and in the programme “The Foundation of Value and Values”.
  • It is essential that we start to think about justice to future generations and animals.
  • Pelluchon’s ambition is to change politics and contribute foundational ideas to a new understanding of democracy.
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The Freedom of Bees

Lin May Saeed on Art and Activism.

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Francesca Bria is the programme director of the "The New Hanse". She is one of Europe’s leading digital policy experts, an innovation economist, working at the intersection of technology, geopolitics, economics, and society.

Before taking on her current role as President of the Italian National Innovation Fund, she was Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of the City of Barcelona and advisor on Future Internet and Innovation Policy to the European Commission.
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“We need to put technology and data at the service of the people and the environment. Central to this is the understanding of data as public infrastructure, as a public good that should help solve some of the big environmental and social challenges the city faces.”

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