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Politics In The Digital Age: A Change Of The Political Paradigm?

8 December, 2020 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm UTC+8

The various scandals engulfing social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are only the tip of the digital iceberg towards which governments, societies and geopolitics generally are headed.

Digital technology is permeating every part of how we are governed – and affecting whom we choose to do the governing.  At the same time, perhaps less visibly, it is affecting authoritarian societies.

On December 8 our Corporate member IE University organizes in collaboration with the Spanish Chambers of Commerce network in Asia, the online Master Class ‘Politics in the Digital Age:  A Change of the Political Paradigm?‘ by IE Professor Milo Jones.

In this session, we’ll explore how digital technology has become what philosophers call a “formal cause”, i.e. something that does not merely have effects, but that is actually structuring and shaping political and social choices. In so doing, we will spot clues of how we can expect the future of digital societies to evolve.

We look forward to meeting you on-line soon!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Place: Zoom Online Webinar
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 JST
Language: English
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 12:00pm
Only for SpCCJ Members

This is a SpCCJ Members Only Event.
Are you not a Member yet? Find out more about the membership category and benefits on our website and  contact us at info@spanishchamber.or.jp. Membership available from JPY10,000/year.

Dr. Jones’s knowledge of cultural transformation started with his own transformation during training as an officer in the US Marine Corps.  He then refined that knowledge working on Wall Street and in Change Management for Accenture in London.  But the roots of what is uniquely valuable about Milo’s approach to social change has two other sources.

The first distinctive element flows from his research as a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Digital Life.  Digital technologies are treated as social and psychological phenomena, not merely as technical changes. 

The second special component in Milo’s approach draws on his PhD research on the internal analytic culture of the CIA (that was subsequently published by Stanford University Press as Constructing Cassandra:  Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001). 

This unique combination of factors and experiences allows Milo to introduce frameworks, anecdotes, and insights into his sessions that are truly practical, fresh, and memorable. 

Balancing what is technically possible with what is practical for companies and governments today, he pays special attention to the implications of digital technologies for the skill sets of individual leaders and for the capabilities that organizations need now and in the future.

Tokyo Japan