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Human Liberty 2.0 Book Release

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Institute of World Politics

1521 16th Street Northwest

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Join us for the release of Dr. Matthew Daniels' new book Human Liberty 2.0 Advancing Human Rights in the Digital Age. Limited copies of the book will be given out at the event. Please register in advance.

About the Book: Human Liberty 2.0 showcases the inspiring stories of teens and adults channeling the power of digital and social media in order to make the world a better place. Rather than perpetuating negative online practices like trolling or bullying, ordinary individuals have found creative ways to use the internet to shine the light of hope, compassion, and freedom into some of the darkest recesses of our society and world. These largely unsung heroes and heroines of the Digital Age are advancing the cause of universal rights in new ways at home and abroad. Both young and old, these digital Good Samaritans exemplify the internet at its best—as a tool for engaging us all in the promotion of our common human dignity, even across boundaries of geography and culture. Like Chicken Soup for the Soul but with a modern, digital twist, this book includes over two dozen true stories guaranteed to uplift and inspire. Readers will discover how they can participate in the Human Liberty 2.0 revolution and follow in the footsteps of these inspiring adults, teens, and children who are truly the best of humanity…both online and off. Dr. Daniels, IWP's Chair of Law and Human Rights, also teaches a course on Human Rights and Counter-Radicalization which deals with some of these same themes.

About the Author: Matthew Daniels, J.D., Ph.D. was raised by a single mother in a section of Spanish Harlem with the highest rate of violent crime in New York City. When Dr. Daniels was eight years old, his mother was the victim of a serious violent crime that left her partially disabled. She went on welfare and remained on a welfare income for the remainder of her life. After attending inner-city public schools in New York City, Daniels received a full scholarship to Dartmouth College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1985. He later received a Public Interest Law Scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he obtained both his law degree and a Master's in Public Administration. He was subsequently awarded a doctoral fellowship in American Politics to study judicial policymaking and the rule of law at Brandeis University. After launching an online video portal in partnership with venture capital specialist Sequoia Capital, the lead backer of YouTube and Google, Dr. Daniels received a major Templeton Foundation grant to found Good of All (www.goodofall.org) an international public education movement dedicated to promoting universal human rights in the Digital Age. Building from an initial base in South Korea, Good of All has launched a half dozen academic centers on three continents and has reached over 18 million people online. Dr. Daniels is the Founder & Co-Director of the Center for Law and Digital Culture at Brunel Law School in London, England, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Handong International Law School in Pohang, South Korea. He has also served as an affiliate faculty member at the George Mason University School of Business in Washington, DC, where he developed a course on the protection of human rights online together with a team of faculty from GMU Law School and the GMU School of Business. Dr. Daniels also founded Human Liberty, a non-profit human rights education movement to raise awareness of extreme human rights violations in countries such as North Korea. Human Liberty conceived and funded the launch of an academic center at Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies and has developed educational videos documenting the suffering of North Korean refugees and labor camp survivors. Human Liberty also recruited Hogan Lovells, a leading global law firm, to produce an independent legal opinion on genocide by the North Korean regime that received extensive coverage in the UK, US and Korea and was the subject of Congressional hearings in 2014.

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