Steve Schultze – Global Internet Freedom:CITP Luncheon Series
Where Do We Stand?
What progress have we made in the four years since Secretary of State Clinton’s historic call for worldwide Internet freedom? What does the term mean today, amidst growing global attacks on free expression?
Steve Schultze, who works on Internet Freedom at the Department of State, will discuss how his office defines and supports Internet Freedom. He will also describe the evolving landscape of domestic and international factors that influence the freedom of individuals to assemble and organize via digital means. He will place this in the context of broader human rights obligations, and recent statements by the United States and other governments about how the Internet relates to age-old freedoms.
Steve is a Program Officer for Internet Freedom at the United States Department of State, within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. For four years, he was Associate Director at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton. Prior to that, he was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. He also holds a Masters in Comparative Media Studies from MIT, and helped create the Public Radio Exchange.