May/03
CAN AUTHORITARIANS TAKE JOKES? Kambiz Hosseini on humor as a tool for political resistance. The Online Humor Conversation Series at MIT.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3. 5-6:30PM. MEDIA LAB. E14-633.

CAN AUTHORITARIANS TAKE JOKES? HUMOR AS A TOOL FOR POLITICAL RESISTANCE

Iranian political satirist Kambiz Hosseini ("The Jon Stewart of Iran" - The Washington Post) speaks with Simin Kargar (human rights lawyer) and Susan Benesch (director of the Dangerous Speech Project) about the use of humor as a tool for political resistance, talking truth under extensive propaganda, leveraging online spaces to bypass censorship, and poking an authoritarian state with jokes!

Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/413662778999533/

This event will be live-streamed through Periscope at @MITHumorSeries.

Generously funded by the MIT De Florez Fund for Humor, in association with the MIT Media Lab's Center for Civic Media, and co-sponsored by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.