Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Dr. Enrique Armijo

Research Spotlight Enrique Armijo

Join the GW Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics for a webinar featuring guest speaker Enrique Armijo, professor of law at Yale Law School. The primary goal of Dr. Armijo's project "Counter-lies" is to study the scientific underpinnings of opinion polarization in a digital world and harness its power to characterize and detect critical social media phenomena.

Enrique Armijo, professor of law and an affiliate fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project and the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, teaches and researches in the areas of the First Amendment, constitutional law, torts, administrative law, media and internet law, and international freedom of expression. Professor Armijo’s current scholarship addresses the interaction between new technologies and free speech. His scholarly work has recently appeared in the Boston University Law Review, theWilliam and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, the peer-reviewed Communication Law and Policy and Political Science Quarterly, and several other journals. His work has been cited by the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Election Commission, and other agencies, and in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. He also has provided advice on media and internet law reform to governments, stakeholders and NGOs located around the world, including in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Most recently, he has worked on media and communications reform projects in Myanmar (Burma) for the U.S. Department of State with Annenberg’s Center for Global Communications Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His commentaries on these and other topics have appeared on NPR'sOn the Media, Voice of America, WUNC-FM, and Bloomberg Law, and in print in theCharlotte Observer, the Raleigh News and Observer, and several other outlets nationwide.