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Victoria Stodden on the Potential of the Internet

December 18th, 2007

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Victoria Stodden, a lecturer at Stanford University, was the guest speaker this week at the Berkman Center’s Luncheon Series.

Stodden discussed the possibilities and pitfalls how the internet affects democracy.

The Internet has enormous potential: it can educate voters on issues, provide tools for self expression to both peers and to policy makers, and even spread ideas about democratic notions themselves. This talk examines the benefits and pitfalls of these aspects and argues a successful approach to understanding the phenomena will address the problems created by the Internet as well as its potential.

Victoria Stodden recently finished her Statistics Ph.D. with Professor David Donoho at Stanford University. She is currently enrolled in the Law School and is teaching two classes there (Law 374 Empirical Legal Analysis and Law 468 Statistical Inference) as a Lecturer in Law. Victoria also completed a master’s degree in statistics at Stanford University, as well as a master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia.
Runtime: 01:10:08, size: 320×240, 208.8MB, .MOV, H.264 codec

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