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When: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Location:Irene's Pub (885 Bank Street)
Audience:Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

About the Book:

Freedom of expression has become a central dimension of our increasingly fractious political and social climate. This volume critically analyzes the stakes of communicating in public in a modern democratic society.

About the Editors:

Sheryl N. Hamilton is Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and the Department of Law and Legal Studies. Hamilton’s current program of research explores the senses, bodies, media and regulation in the context of ubiquitous disease threat.

Sandra Robinson is an Instructor in the School of Journalism and Communication who studies the role of algorithms in contemporary media culture. This work engages with critical concerns around software design, big data, privacy, surveillance, and power, in relation to how algorithms predict, pre-empt, and control information about people, processes, and things.

About the Panelists:

Valerie Steeves, a professor from the University of Ottawa, is a globally recognized scholar working in the area of privacy rights, surveillance, human rights, and technology, including youth harassment online, and other themes that intersect with ‘Law’s Expression.’

Sherry Aske is a former CBC journalist, host of the media literacy podcast, Post/Riposte, and communications officer with Elections Canada. Sherry is a Carleton Communications and Journalism graduate and her professional interests intersect perfectly with the themes of the book particularly in the area of freedom of expression.


This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.Writers Festival logo



Should you require disability-related accommodations, please contact by Wednesday, January 15th. The event venue is accessible with a small ramp to enter.