With featured speaker Scott Carpenter of Google Ideas

First Talk: 5 pm - 6:30 pm

Data permanence in the New Digital Age: Having 'The Talk' with your kids (but not the one you're thinking about)

It is a truism that the current generation thinks about privacy differently than previous generations.  Voluntarily many of us post every act of our personal lives to an eternal timeline that records our daily lives.  A treasure trove for future historians it is also the basis on which an employer will hire. Those entirely off-line should not be complacent.  What happens if you have no identity on line but some else creates that identity for you?  Scott Carpenter, Deputy Director of Google Ideas, will explore these questions and others related to data permanence in the digital age.


Second Talk: 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Head in the Clouds: The Internet's Next Five Billion and World Politics

Everywhere we look, we see that connectivity is transforming the way individuals, organizations, and states interact. For all that has been reported about 'cyber attacks' and 'hacktivism', we are only just beginning to grasp how these changes will impact typical questions related to foreign policy and national security. Scott Carpenter, Deputy Director of Google Ideas, explores the role of technology to both harm and protect in our new digital age.



Scott is the Deputy Director of Google Ideas where he drives implementation of the team’s overall strategy and manages the portfolios addressing illicit networks and ending online censorship.  Prior to joining Google, Scott founded and directed Project Fikra as the Keston Family Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he remains an adjunct fellow.

Previously, Scott served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near East Affairs where he helped conceive and implement the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) before being named Coordinator for the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative (BMENA). His other roles in government include director of governance for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq from April 2003 to July 2004 and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Rights and Democracy.

Earlier in his career, Scott worked for the International Republican Institute where he founded and co-directed its European program from Bratislava, Slovakia and on Capitol Hill. He received his MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.



Show Dates & Times:

8/27/14 - Wednesday

5:00 pm,
7:00 pm,

Data Permanence Talk: $7/Adults, Students FREE.
Head in the Clouds Talk: $10/Adults.
For Tickets and More Info visit the Trekkers website or call 594-5095

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