Securing Democracy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

January 15, 2021, 12 pm EDT | Virtual Talk LINK

Presented by, L. Jason Anastasopoulos
Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Policy and Political Science at the University of Georgia

In this talk I will be discussing some of my research which focuses on designing systems needed to secure democracy and democratic political institutions, such as elections, in the interconnected digital world of the “fourth industrial revolution.” 

Speaker Bio
Jason is an upcoming fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and an Assistant Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of Statistics (by courtesy) and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Georgia. was also recently selected to serve as the Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.

His research uses behavioral and institutional approaches to understand the threats that emerging technologies pose to democratic institutions, international security and international political economy. He also does research on political methodology focusing on text analysis, image analysis, machine learning and causal inference.

His work has been published or accepted for publication in economics, political science, computer science and public policy journals including the Journal of Human Capital, the American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Electoral Studies and others.