Shadow Politics: Disinformation in The Digital Age


Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Dr. Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs, and Philosophy and Sushma Raman, Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and human life. Please find the registration link below.


  • Sahana Udupa | Professor of Media Anthropology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Mathias Risse (Moderator) | Faculty Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Sahana Udupa is Professor of Media Anthropology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich) and Principal Investigator of the For Digital Dignity Research Network. She is a communications scholar and ethnologist with research and teaching interests in digital politics, global digital media and extreme speech, online hate speech, online nationalism, media politics, fact-checking and journalism cultures. In 2016 she received the European Research Council Starting Grant for her project on digital media policy. In 2020 she received the European Research Council Proof of Concept Grant for the development of a collaborative AI model to combat online extreme speech. In the same year she received the Henry Luce Foundation International Grant for a multimedia project on digital dignity. She is a member of the Advisory Board of MediaWell, an initiative of the Social Science Research Council Network for Peace, Security and the United Nations to evaluate research on digital political communication. She was previously a Research Fellow and is currently Senior Research Partner at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

Virtual Event Details
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube Live. Attendees registered for this event (link below) will receive a link for the livestream 1 hour before the event where you can participate in the live chat and ask questions during the event.