September 20 Tuesday

Hacking the Election

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:00AM - 1:30PM
  • Room 127
  • Open To The Public
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In the wake of the DNC hack, there has been a flurry of discussion of how both foreign and domestic actors may use new technologies in the attempt to influence the election, ranging from releasing private information to actively hacking voting machines.

This raises a host of legal and political questions regarding the relationship between advanced technologies and the integrity of political processes.

Panel 1: The DNC Hack 10-11:30 am Room 127 This panel will focus chiefly on the recent exposure of thousands of emails belonging to officials of the Democratic National Committee and this action’s implications for national security law, international law, and foreign affairs. Moderator: Scott Shapiro Confirmed Panelists: Jack Goldsmith, Oona Hathaway, Susan Hennessey

Panel 2: Hacking the Election 12 -1:30 pm Room 128 This panel will explore how the presidential election could be affected by the use of different technologies, including manipulative social media algorithms, voting machines vulnerabilities, and cyberattacks or cyber-enabled disinformation campaigns. Moderator: Jack Balkin Confirmed Panelists: Paul Brewer, Michael Fischer, Heather Gerken