Under the motto of Bringing Politics and Technology Together, the Hochschule für Politik München / TUM School of Governance examines the interactions among politics, the economy, society, and technology, seeking a multi- and transdisciplinary social scientific understanding of these interactions. In order to breathe life into this approach, we established in 2017 our signature event Munich Talks. On December 3, 2018 we are honored to welcome
Prof. Helen Margetts
Political Turbulence and the Democratic Landscape
Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and Programme Director for Public Policy at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Her research investigates political behavior and institutions in the age of the Internet, social media and data science. She has published over one hundred books, articles and major research reports in this area.
Her most recent book "Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action" (with Peter John, Scott Hale and Taha Yasseri) uses data science and experimental methods to reveal the underlying patterns of political behavior. The book won the 2017 W.J. Mackenzie Prize from the UK Political Studies Association. From 2011 to April 2018, she was Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, which investigates the relationship between Internet-related technologies and society. She is editor-in-chief of the journal Policy and Internet, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and sits on the UK government’s Digital Economy Council and Home Office Scientific Advisory Council. Helen Margetts is also the first recipient of the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology at the Technical University of Munich.
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We are looking forward to welcoming you in December at the Hochschule für Politik München/TUM School of Governance.