In this seminar, we want to focus on specific digital developments that pose challenges as well as present opportunities for both sides of the Atlantic. By taking a closer look at the fields of journalism, online campaigning as well as data flows between the two countries, students can learn about different approaches to these topics and their implications. How is journalism impacted by digital trends and developments and what does it take to have a well-informed public? What does the digital infrastructure of political parties look like and what could Germany maybe learn from the United States? In addition we also want to look at the different conceptions of data privacy in Germany and the US and what that means for the transatlantic digital trade. We're looking forward to discussing these issues with a mixed group of young students!
10 am Welcome Remarks and Introduction
10.15 am Transatlantic Digital Trade Sabina Ciofu, Head of EU and Trade Policy at techUK
11.30 am Break
11.45 am Journalism and the Public Sphere Alex Sängerlaub, futur eins
1 pm Lunch Break
2 pm Digital Campaigning Constance Chucholowski, 365 Sherpas