NEW YORK, February 20, 2014 - On the publication of her new book Now I Know Who My Comrades Are, journalist Emily Parker joins Andrew McLaughlin and Center on U.S.-China Relations Director Orville Schell examine how the Internet and social media are creating a new kind of citizenry in China. (1 hr., 16 min.)
Andrew McLaughlin is a partner at betaworks, and CEO of Digg and Instapaper. He worked at the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, and is former Director of Global Public Policy at Google, leading the company's work on issues surrounding freedom of expression, censorship, and national security.
Emily Parker is a digital diplomacy advisor at New America Foundation. She was previously a policy advisor at the State Department, focusing on digital diplomacy, Internet freedom, and open government; and was a former staff journalist at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.