Nani Jansen Reventlow: Human Rights Lawyer & Keynote Speaker Anthropology+Technology Conference 2020
Nani Jansen Reventlow: Human rights lawyer & keynote speaker Anthropology+Technology Conference 2020: on freedoms, rights and opportunities in the face of rapid digitalization
Nani Jansen Reventlow is a human rights lawyer who specializes in freedom of expression and strategic litigation. She is also the founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. Nani is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, Adjunct Professor at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, a Senior Fellow at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Nani is a recognized international lawyer and expert in human rights litigation responsible for standard-setting freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions. Her scholarly writing on issues in international law, human rights, data protection and international arbitration has been published around the world, and her international human rights work has been covered by a wide variety of media worldwide. She is the recipient of various awards and honors, including Harvard Law School’s “Women Inspiring Change” in 2020, and Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet and Society award in 2018.
We are delighted to be talking to Nani about digitalization, individual rights and freedoms and ways to sustain a just and inclusive society. Nani speaks from the perspective of law and humans rights – a framework, she believes, is still the right one to empower individuals in the age of hyper-digitalization. We ask Nani how is Google different from a public space? What are the threats but also the opportunities of the technological development brought about by covid19? We discuss the position of a consumer in the online space and, as Nani puts it, the under-estimated power that we hold but often need to actively resume. Nani speaks to her field of digital rights decolonization and shares insights of the challenges that underline it. Lastly, she shares her excitement about the digital format of this year’s A & T conference as it enhances its accessibility.
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Mentioned in Podcast:
Anthropology + Technology Conference 2020, 9th October, https://www.anthtechconf.co.uk/
Media Legal Defense Initiative, https://www.mediadefence.org/
Berkman Klein Center, https://cyber.harvard.edu/
Digital Freedom Fund, https://digitalfreedomfund.org/
Social media: https://www.nanijansen.org/ @InterwebzNani