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Grinnell-in-Washington, D.C.:
Back to Class: Technology and Human Rights

The Grinnell-in-Washington, D.C. Regional Planning Committee invites you to a class discussion with the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights Spring Break Tour. Please be our guest for a pizza dinner and a discussion with Professor Sarah Purcell '92, Professor Barb Trish, and the 20 current Grinnell students on this year's Rosenfield Program Spring Break Tour in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. We will be discussing Evgeny Morozov's The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (2011); the students will have met with Mr. Morozov a few weeks before and will be prepared to discuss his book. Since we're going back to class, there's homework for this event!

Thursday, March 30
6:30 p.m. Reconnecting, networking, and dinner
7:30 pm. Presentation and discussion
1307 New York Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Please register with the Office of Development & Alumni Relations by Friday, March 24. Register online, below, or by phone at 866-850-1846. Be sure to register for this event early as there is limited space! The Grinnell-in-Washington D.C. regional planning committee will be providing pizza and beverages for our enjoyment.


The reading assignment for the evening is from The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (2011) by Evgeny Morozov. Please read the introduction, chapters 1, 9, 11, and the afterword to the paperback edition (if you have the paperback). The book is available at bookstores and on and is in the collection of many D.C.-area public and university libraries. Please come prepared for an engaging discussion with Professors Purcell and Trish and current students!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday March 30
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hosted by JC Labowitz '71 and Patti Rounsevell '71
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Thank you for your interest in this Grinnell-in-Washington, D.C. event! At the moment, we are close to or have met the capacity for this event. If you are interested in attending, please contact Grinnell-in-Washington, D.C. regional planning coordinator Kartik Sheth '93 at 626-399-6373 or Thank you!