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The Walls Have Eyes with Petra Molnar

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A faded-blue green back ground with the BRAID and CTMF logos in the corner. A picture on the right of a White woman with brown curly hair and a blue top sits in a circle. On the right are the words 'The Walls Have Eyes: Surviving Migration in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.' Below that are the words 'Petra Molnar', then '4-5pm, 26 June 2024, Hybrid at Inspace.'

The Walls Have Eyes: Surviving Migration in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Petra Molnar is a lawyer and researcher specializing in migration, technology, and human rights. She has worked on forced migration and refugee issues since 2008 as a settlement worker, researcher, and lawyer and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toronto and an LL.M. specializing in International Law from the University of Cambridge. She co-runs the Refugee Law Lab at York University and is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her study of the human rights impacts of AI and automated technologies on migration control is presented in her new book The Walls Have Eyes: Surviving Migration in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, which lays out a global story of the sharpening of borders through technological experiments, reflecting on 6 years of on-the-ground work, while introducing strategies of togetherness across physical and ideological borders.

Running Order

16.00 – Welcome

16.10 – Talk by Petra Molnar

16.40 – Q&A

17.00 – End

In-person: Inspace, 1 Crichton St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Online: Zoom

This event is a collaboration between the BRAID (Bridging Responsible AI Divides) Programme, the Edinburgh Futures Institute’s Centre for Technomoral Futures, and the Law School at the University of Edinburgh.

*Important Notice* This event will be photographed, recorded and live streamed and the data published online and used for research, promotional and reporting purposes by BRAID UK and the Centre for Technomoral Futures based at the University of Edinburgh. For further information please contact the organisers.

Please note limited seats are available at Inspace for in-person audiences, so please book tickets in advance. For those joining online please visit the online event page for the Zoom joining link and password. Please note this event starts at 16:10 to allow time for in-person audiences including staff and students to move around campus. Zoom Webinar will open from 16:00 for online audiences


Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB United Kingdom
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