Goshen College presents the Atlee and Winifred Beechy Peace Lectureship: “Tech and Social Transformation,” by Dr. Lisa Schirch


Atlee and Winifred Beechy Peace Lectureship: “Tech and Social Transformation: The Best and Worst Impacts of Technology on Peace and Democracy in 2024” by Dr. Lisa Schirch, University of Notre Dame
Date and Time: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024 at 7 p.m.
Location: Umble Center (Live stream)
Tickets: Free and open to the public

Dr. Lisa Schirch

The Atlee and Winifred Beechy Peace Lectureship will feature an event that explores the intersection of technology, peace and democracy on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Umble Center. This free lecture, open to the public, will be led by Dr. Lisa Schirch, a renowned expert in peacebuilding and technology.

A political scientist by training, Schirch earned her Ph.D. in 1989 from George Mason University’s Carter Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Her most recent book, “Social Media Impacts on Conflict and Democracy: The Tech-tonic Shift,” features thirteen local case studies from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. This research records how digital technologies drive “social climate change,” including polarization, extremist anti-immigrant and anti-minority purity narratives.

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