THE HUMANITY DIALOGUES: #2 TYRANNY AND CYBER RESISTANCE: UKRAINE NOW! Originally Recorded on 03.16.2022
For more information of the series: https://reees.macmillan.yale.edu/events/humanity-dialogues
In the face of tragedy, there comes a time when any semblance of future is deemed impotent. Stripped of the ability to calibrate or anticipate cause and effect, we face ourselves naked, humble, and without pretense. In the void of any ability to configure, to draft, to fathom, we reflect on human integrity, individuality, collective responsibility, and their preservation amid the dissolution of the tenets of a civilized way of life. In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Humanity Dialogues is a series of events that reflect on contingency as existence and address art and politics critically intertwined within societies at war.
This second in the series, TYRANNY AND CYBER RESISTANCE: UKRAINE NOW!
Is personal engagement in war possible in an interconnected digital world? The war in Ukraine has provided an opportunity for coders and hacktivists to use their technical skills to help Ukraine resist the territorial invasion by the Russian Federation. We will discuss the rapid deployment of these new “cyber-partisans” and explore the geopolitical and ethical repercussions of this new form of digital activism.
SCOTT SHAPIRO is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School. His areas of interest include jurisprudence, international law, constitutional law, criminal law and cybersecurity. He is the author of Legality (2011), The Internationalists (2017) (with Oona Hathaway) and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (2002) (with Jules Coleman). He earned B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Shapiro is an editor of Legal Theory and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He is also the founding director of the Yale CyberSecurity Lab, which provides cutting-edge cybersecurity and information technology teaching facilities. His next book, entitled Insecurity, details the history and technology of Internet hacking.
YULIANA SHEMETOVETS is a Belarusian activist and spokeswoman on behalf of the Cyber Partisans. She is the Representative on Foreign Affairs of the Suprativ movement, a Belarusian resistance opposition coalition. A director of the organizing committee for the “Belarus Liberty” nonprofit organization, Yuliana is focused on using technology to empower civil societies and to advocate for human rights.
Moderated by MARTA KUZMA Marta Kuzma is a Professor of Art at and the former Dean of the Yale School of Art. She is also the former Chancellor of the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm, Sweden. Kuzma arrived in Kyiv in 1990 to found the Soros Center for Contemporary Art where she had been director through 2000. Her curatorial and academic practice centers around art’s position within the larger economic, social, and political landscape as pursued in her postgraduate research in aesthetics and art theory from the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy in London.
This event was introduced by MOLLY BRUNSON, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of the History of Art and Director of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.
This series is organized and supported by REEES: The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University
Graphic Design by: Milo Bonacci, Yale MFA ’21