The Internet and International Systems: Information Technology and American Foreign Policy Decision-making Workshop
Nautilus Institute, San Francisco, December 10, 1999
In the past several years, the World Wide Web has profoundly altered our ability to obtain and utilize information, data, and knowledge. Unfortunately, the velocity of change in information technologies is far outpacing our understanding of their impacts on relationships among individuals, societies, and states. In particular, attempts to understand the impacts these technologies have on political interaction and policy-making processes have to-date fallen short.
The Internet and International Systems: Information Technology and American Foreign Policy Decisionmaking Workshop will convene an international assembly of key academic, government, NGO, and private sector representatives to begin examining the changing relationship between advancing information technologies and political discourse in the foreign policymaking arena.
At the heart of the workshop is a series of commissioned papers analyzing the impact of information technology on US foreign policy decision-making processes. The contributors to this series of papers will attend the December workshop to present and discuss their findings (please see authors list).
The workshop is co-hosted by the Nautilus Institute and the World Affairs Council of Northern California.