Digital Media and Global Affairs expert Dr. Taylor Owen will deliver the Dalton Camp Lecture on Thursday, November 23 at 7 PM in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.
Digital media and global affairs expert Dr. Taylor Owen will deliver the Dalton Camp Lecture on Thursday, November 23 at 7 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.
His lecture, “Democracy in the Platform Age" will explore how global digital platforms have transformed our civic discourse and increasingly shape our democracy.

Taylor Owen is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. He was previously the Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where he led a program studying the impact of digital technology on the practice of journalism, and has held research positions at Yale University, The London School of Economics and The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo where his work focuses on the intersection between information technology, public policy and international affairs. His doctorate is from the University of Oxford and he has been a Trudeau and Banting Scholar, an Action Canada and Public Policy Forum Fellow, the 2016 Public Policy Forum Emerging Leader, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Center for International Governance Innovation. 

He is the founder of the international affairs media platform, and is the author, most recently, of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its Foreign Policies (University of Toronto Press, 2015, with Roland Paris), Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (Columbia University Press, 2017, with Emily Bell) and The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley Re-enginnered Journalism (Tow Center 2017, with Emily Bell).

His work can be found at and @taylor_owen.

The Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism is a partnership between St. Thomas University, CBC Radio and the Dalton Camp Endowment in Journalism. Past speakers have included Naomi Klein, Roy MacGregor, Chantal Hébert, Ken Whyte, Stephanie Nolen, Neil Reynolds, Nahlah Ayed, David Carr, Nelofer Pazira, Lyse Doucet, and Mohamed Fahmy.