Tune in to Channel 20 at 7:00 p.m. on Monday May 28 when CMAP will offer live coverage of the final 2012 Panetta Institute Lecture, held at the Monterey Conference Center Steinbeck Forum.
Continuing with the theme Revolutions of the 21st Century: Changing Our Way of Life, this fourth forum focuses on the internet and features three expert guests, Vinton Cerf, Arianna Huffington and Larry Magid.
“The internet drives the hottest stocks on the Dow Jones indices and NASDAQ, shapes technological innovation, and fills the pages of the world’s press,” said Panetta Institute director Sylvia M. Panetta. “This has already had tremendous impact for society, government, commerce and other institutions and has changed the way we live, work, learn, profit, govern and communicate. But in the wake of such progress, are we prepared for the unintended consequences that have come with the dizzying speed of this technology? We’ll discuss the possibilities and the consequences of the internet with these experts.”
The event will be moderated by Frank Sesno, a broadcast journalist with more than three decades of experience covering the White House who currently serves as director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University.
Cerf is vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google and is widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet.” He is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the internet.
Huffington is president and editor-in-chief of AOL Huffington Post Media Group and founder of The Huffington Post, one of the most widely-read, linked-to and frequently-cited media brands on the internet. She is an internationally syndicated columnist and author of 13 books, recently writing extensively on the development of the internet.
Magid, CBS News and KCBS technology analyst, is a journalist and internet safety advocate who has followed the development of the internet since its inception. From 2010 to 2011 he chaired the education subcommittee of the President’s Online Safety and Technology Working Group and wrote the education section of the group’s report to Congress.
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