Upcoming Events

Hong Kong's Crackdown on Free Speech: A Conversation with Nathan Law

7 p.m., December 7, Ostrove Auditorium

Join the Goldfarb Center for a conversation Nathan Law, a well-known political activist and politician from Hong Kong, about the lack of free speech and expression in Hong Kong.  Law will speak about the history and current state of free expression in Hong Kong and the need to raise international support for the advancement of its democracy and human rights.  He will also speak about his new book, Freedom: How We Lose It and How We Fight Back, which will be released the same day.

Advance copies of the book will be given away to audience members, as well as Goldfarb swag. There will also be a dessert bar. 

Biography

In 2016, Nathan Law became Hong Kong’s youngest elected lawmaker at just 23. A year later, he was imprisoned by the Chinese authorities for his part in the Umbrella Movement. He has since been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his pro-democracy advocacy and named one of TIME magazine’s People of the Year 2020. He has a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Yale University and is a Pritzker Fellow at the University of Chicago. He lives in London.

The Role and Rise of Disinformation

February 2022

The Goldfarb Center will welcome Lisa Kaplan ’13 wo discuss how to navigate the new digital reality and how to protect yourself against disinformation.

Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Alethea Group which aims to protect and mitigate instances of disinformation and social media manipulation to help clients navigate the new digital reality. 

More details forthcoming. 

Biography

Lisa Kaplan founded Alethea Group to help organizations navigate the new digital reality and protect themselves against disinformation. Kaplan served as digital director for Senator Angus King’s reelection campaign in 2018, where she designed and executed a proactive and defensive digital strategy to identify, understand, and respond to disinformation campaigns. She is among the few people who can share firsthand experience from the campaign trail. She previously worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to the U.S. Department of State, and served as an aide in the United States Senate.

Kaplan has briefed members of Congress and their staffs, advised senior U.S. Government and NATO-allied officials, and facilitated conversations between EU/G-7 partner nations on threats stemming from disinformation. She writes for the Brookings Institution and Lawfare on countering disinformation and protecting democratic institutions. She is widely featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York TimesNPRBBCCBCAxiosthe Daily Beast, and MSNBC.

A Maine native, Kaplan lives in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of Colby College.