Faculty expert to discuss China's influence on internet, information technology

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A faculty expert with more than a decade of experience working with senior experts and officials in China on matters related to the internet and the “informatization” of Chinese society will conduct a session titled “China and the Global Governance of ‘Cyberspace'” in mid-November on the University Park campus.

Richard Taylor will share his thoughts and experiences related to the Chinese government’s strategies for influencing the adoption of its preferred policies with respect to the future Internet (“cyberspace”) and the next generation of embedded information technologies, such as the “Internet of Things.”

The free public session will be conducted at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in 219 Willard Building.

Taylor was the only American communications scholar invited to attend and present at the second and third World Internet Conferences in Wuzhen, China, as a guest of the Advisory Committee for State Informatization and Cybersecurity. He has co-authored multiple papers and a book with leading Chinese information policy scholars. He recently led and completed an extensive research report, “Cyberspace Governance for the Global Embedded Infosphere,” sponsored by the Chinese government.

After retiring from Penn State in spring 2015 after 27 years, Taylor took an appointment for two years as distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Hawai`i-Mānoa. He subsequently returned to State College, where he continues as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Information Policy and co-director emeritus of the Institute for Information Policy, which he co-founded 20 years ago.

Taylor’s presentation is sponsored by the Institute for Information Policy and the Department of Telecommunications.

Last Updated November 01, 2017