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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Toomas Ilves

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President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of the Republic of Estonia will speak on Evolving into a Genuinely Digital Society

The lecture is available to view online.

Evolving into a Genuinely Digital Society

During the Enlightenment, John Locke offered a democratic solution to the Hobbesian nightmare of a war of all against all: a social contract to regulate the relationship between the government and free citizens. We now need a new "Lockean contract" for the modern digital society. The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, talks about the solutions found in a small, high-tech European democracy and calls for the Locke and Voltaire of the digital age.

A special thank you to the Carlos Kelley McClatchy Lecture Fund for support of this event.

Co-sponsored by Department of Communication, Stanford Libraries, The Freeman Spogli Institute, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford Engineering.

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