Petra Molnar “Technological violence and high-risk experiments at the border”

Petra Molnar is a lawyer and anthropologist specializing in technology, migration, and human rights. Petra has worked all over the world including Kenya, Palestine, Jordan, Turkey, Philippines, Colombia, Canada, and various parts of Europe. She is the co-creator of the Migration and Technology Monitor, a collective of civil society, journalists, academics, and filmmakers interrogating technological experiments on people crossing borders. She is also the Associate Director of the Refugee Law Lab at York University and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Centre for Critical Internet at Harvard University. Petra is currently writing her first book, Artificial Borders (The New Press, 2024).


Philip Howard “Scientific Collaboration Across Borders: The International Challenges of Analysing and Responding to Algorithmic Bias, Manipulation, and Misinformation”

Philip Howard is a Professor at the University of Oxford and Chair of the International Panel on the Information Environment. He is a global authority on technology innovation and public policy. He writes about information politics and international affairs, and is the author of ten books, including The Managed Citizen, Pax Technica, and Computational Propaganda. He has won multiple book awards, and his research and commentary writing have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and many international media outlets.

He was named a “Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy magazine, and the National Democratic Institute awarded him their “Democracy Prize”, for pioneering the social science of fake news and misinformation. He has testified before the US Senate, UK House of Parliament, and European Commission on the impact of misinformation on human rights, media freedoms, and democratic values. His latest book is Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives. Currently, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.