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Digital Minilateralism: How governments cooperate on digital governance

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19/10/2020 | 17:00 - 18:00 (BST)
Online Event

Join us for the launch of a new Digital State policy paper, “Digital Minilateralism: How Governments Cooperate on Digital Governance”

The scale of the Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the need for policy-makers facing similar, and globally entwined, challenges to be able to learn quickly from peers what has worked – or not – elsewhere. Yet little is understood about how lessons are learned and ideas shared in relation to government technology uptake, use and governance.

New research from the Bennett Institute’s Digital State Project addresses this gap.

In a new policy paper, Dr Tanya Filer, who leads the Digital State Project, and Dr Antonio Weiss, affiliated researcher, argue for the critical function of small, agile, digitally enabled and focused networks of leaders to foster strong international cooperation on digital governance issues.

At this launch event, we are joined by an expert panel of senior policymakers and researchers to discuss key questions about how governments can and should cooperate on digital governance issues.

We debate the roles of multilaterals and minilaterals, and consider whether a stewardship role is needed to foster cooperative alternative models to Chinese-style digital governance.

  • Amanda Clarke (@ae_clarke), Associate Professor, Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration 

  • Tanya Filer (@tanyafiler), Policy & Research Leader: Digital State, Bennett Institute
  • Chris Meserole (@chrismeserole), Deputy Director of the Brookings Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative
  • Indrek Õnnik (@indrekonnik), Global Affairs Director of The Government CIO Office of Estonia
  • Antonio Weiss (@antonioeweiss), Affiliated Researcher, Bennett Institute, and Director, The PSC

Join us to discuss key emerging questions at the intersection of digital governance and international relations.

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