May 16, 2019
The Research Office of the American University of Central Asia is pleased to invite everyone to the open lecture«THE RISE OF ELECTRONIC DEMOCRACY, A CORE ISSUE OF OUR CENTURY»? by Marcel Moritz, a senior public law lecturer at Lille University, Head of the Master degree program in digital law (master 1 and master 2) and Vice Dean for international relations. He has been teaching IT law since 2004, including personal data law, and also practices these subjects being a lawyer at the Lille Bar (partner at Capitani & Moritz). He takes part in national and international conferences on a regular basis and has written more than 30 articles published in legal studies journals (Lamy droit de l’immatériel, Legipresse, Actualité Juridique Droit Administratif, La semaine juridique) and academic books. He speaks fluently French, German (native language) and English.
Date: June 19, 2019
Venue: American University of Central Asia, room 220
There is a growing gap between, on one hand, the speed at which information (including fake news) is spreading and the ability of all citizens to express themselves (e.g. through online petitions) and, on the other hand, the mechanisms of our « traditional » democracies. The deployment of civic techs aims at filling that gap and gives birth to a - maybe dangerous - idea of direct democracy made possible by digital technologies. Smart cities today, smart states tomorrow, the question is who will rule the society in a decade or two? Will people still elect some representatives every 4, 5 or 6 years? Will Google - or another company - provide enhanced e-democracy, maybe backed by artificial intelligence? One thing is sure, modern technologies are challenging our democracies and will lead to significant changes in the coming years.