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Deep Humanities: Silicon Politics – Margaret O’Mara

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Margaret O’Mara is Professor of History at the University of Washington. Her
books include Cities of Knowledge (Princeton, 2005), Pivotal Tuesdays (Penn
Press, 2015), and a forthcoming history of the American technology industry and its relationship with the worlds of politics and finance. O’Mara is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians and a past fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from Northwestern University. Prior to her academic career, she worked in the Clinton White House and served as a contributing researcher at the Brookings Institution.

Behind current headlines about tech’s disruption of American politics and privacy lies a largely hidden political history that spans more than seven decades. Drawing from her forthcoming book, Margaret O’Mara talks about the relationships between the Valley, Sacramento, and Washington DC that reshaped American politics and finance in the modern age.

Dates

November 7 @ 7:00 pm

This is a free event.

Location

Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.

Parking

Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)