Security and Privacy on the Auburn University Network

Increasingly large universities rely on information technology to accomplish their educational mission. Learn how the Auburn University technology team protects students, employees, and institutional information on a daily basis while balancing the needs for security, privacy, and convenience. Bliss Bailey from the Office of Information Technology will explore these issues in a presentation followed by questions and conversation.

Digital Democracy: The Role of Technology in Political Inclusion and Participation

Abstract:

Increasingly the way citizens interact with government and complete government transactions relies on technology. While this evolution has facilitated greater access to political information and heightened citizen expectations for government responsiveness, many remain excluded from the political process. Highlighting themes from, The Circle, this talk focuses on these and other issues that have arisen in response to increased citizen interaction with government through technology. Special attention will also be paid to the ways in which technology can be used to both include and exclude citizens from the democratic process and the effect of technology on political discussion, mobilization, and engagement.

Biography:

Bridgett A. King, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Master of Public Administration Program at Auburn University. Dr. King teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in state and local government, American government, the Presidency, political participation, and public policy. She is also an instructor in the Election Center Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) Program.

Her primary research interests include political participation, public policy, citizen voting experiences, and race and ethnicity. She is currently working on projects that address the relationship between state-level voting policies like voter ID and felony disenfranchisement on voter turnout, citizen confidence in electoral outcomes, and the role of non-profits in civic engagement.

Technology, Progress, and Choice

Why do we assume that technological change — especially in the realm of information technology — is inherently progressive? Who gets to decide what counts as “progress,” and why? Using The Circle’s dystopian tale of a privacy-free, technologically-saturated culture of surveillance as a starting point, Dr. Lucsko will explore the historical relationship between technological change and social, cultural, and individual progress.

Dr. David Lucsko is an associate professor and the chair of the History Department.

Conversation on Fake News

The Auburn Public Library is pleased to host a conversation on Fake News and Social Media in conjunction with the Auburn Common Book Program: One Book. One Auburn. Dr. Brigitta Brunner- Johnson, an Auburn University Journalism Professor, and David Hart, Vice-President of WBRL-TV in Columbus, Georgia, will discuss fake news. Bring your questions and join us for this lively discussion!

The United States of Secrets Screening

Join the Auburn University Honors College, the Auburn University Library, and the Common Book Program for a screening of The United States of Secrets as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

The Imitation Game Screening

Join the Auburn University Honors College, the Auburn University Library, and the Common Book Program for a screening of The Imitation Game as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

The Lives of Others Screening

Join the Auburn University Honors College, the Auburn University Library, and the Common Book Program for a screening of The Lives of Others as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

Minority Report Screening

A man wearing a leather jacket stands in a running pose. A flag with the PreCrime insignia stands in the background. The image has a blue tint. Tom Cruise's name stands atop the poster, and the title, credits, and tagline "Everybody Runs June 21" are on the bottom.

Join the Auburn University Honors College, the Auburn University Library, and the Common Book Program for a screening of Minority Report as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies Screening

Join the Auburn University Honors College, the Auburn University Library, and the Common Book Program for a screening of Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.

 

Sneakers Screening

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Join the Auburn University Honors College, the Auburn University Library, and the Common Book Program for a screening of Sneakers as part of our 2017 Movie Series. The showing will take place on the ground floor of the RDB Library in the Caroline Marshall Draughon room.