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Taylor Owen

Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications

Taylor Owen is the Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications, the founding Director of The Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, and an Associate Professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. He is the host of the Big Tech podcast, the co-host of Screen Time and is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation and Fellow at the Public Policy Forum. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia and the Research Director of Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism. His Doctorate is from the University of Oxford and he has been a Trudeau and Banting scholar, an Action Canada Fellow and received the 2016 Public Policy Forum Emerging Leader award. He is the author of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its Foreign Policies (University of Toronto Press, 2015, with Roland Paris) and Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (Columbia University Press, 2016, with Emily Bell). His work focuses on the intersection of media, technology and public policy and can be found at and @taylor_owen.


  • Panel A: Online Harassment's Impact on Democracy (Saturday, April 13 - 11:10 a.m.)

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