Symposium Participants

Event Date: 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

For further information read "Learning from Lies" on the UCSB Current

Below is a working list of the people who have confirmed their attendance at the day's events.


Yochai Benkler - Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

Maggie Farley - Developer of Factitious, a browser based game testing users skill in detecting fake news. Adjunct Professor of Communication, American University

Eugene Kiely - Director,, A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

Miriam Metzger - Professor of Communication and Director of the Information Technology & Society PhD Emphasis, UC Santa Barbara

External Attendees

Mark Barabak, National Political Correspondent, Los Angeles Times

Mark Bertelsen, Senior Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati; CITS Advisory Board Member

Charles House, Formerly: Chancellor of Cogswell College, Director of mediaX at Stanford University, Director of Corporate Engineering at Hewlett Packard; CITS Advisory Board Member

Monica Lee, Computational Social Scientist, Facebook

Josh Pasek , Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan  

David Toole, CEO, MediaMobz; CITS Advisory Board Member

Diane Toole, UCSB Alumnae

Magdalena Wojcieszak, Professor, Department of Communication, UC Davis

UC Santa Barbara Faculty

Bruce Bimber, Political Science, Founding Director of CITS

Norah Dunbar, Communication

Andrew Flanagin, Communication

James Frew, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Noah Friedkin, Sociology

Barbara Herr Harthorn, Anthropology

Jennifer Holt, Film and Media Studies

Dan Linz, Communication

John Mohr, Sociology

Laila Shereen Sakr, Film & Media Studies

Ambuj Singh, Computer Science

Cynthia Stohl, Communication, Current Director of CITS

Michael Stohl, Communication, Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies

Joe Walther, Communication, Incoming Director, CITS

William Wang, Computer Science