University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio, Taiwan, sponsored by the Democratic Cultures of East Asia Series

March 9, 2021

Join us for a conversation about democracy and technology with Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister. Tang was involved with helping the Sunflower Student Movement amplify their message in 2014, and then joined the government in 2016. Tang is part of the “g0v” (gov zero), a civic hacking project that re-imagines government through endeavors like “vTaiwan,” an online space for debate. Last spring as the pandemic took hold, Tang opened access to data on where masks were available, leading to the development of apps to help people locate them. Tang’s approach has created spaces online where democracy flourishes.


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