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Flagler Forum speaker to focus on the internet’s role in the lives of people

Feb 4, 2022

Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy will present a lecture delivered by Director of Internet and Technology Research for the Pew Research Center, Lee Rainie on February 17, 2022 at 7 pm in Lewis Auditorium. He will present “Tech, Tribes and Trust: The Megatrends Shaping American Life.” This event is free and open to the public.

Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie
Under Rainie’s leadership, the Pew Research Center has issued more than 650 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the internet’s role in their lives. The American Sociological Association gave Rainie its award for “excellence in the reporting on social issues” in 2014 and described his work as the “most authoritative source of reliable data on the use and impact of the internet and mobile connectivity.” 
Rainie is a co-author of Networked: The new social operating system and five books about the future of the internet that are drawn from the Center’s research. He gives several dozen speeches a year to government officials, media leaders, scholars and students, technology executives, librarians, and nonprofit groups about the changing media ecosystem. 
Prior to launching Pew Research Center’s technology research, Rainie was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report.
Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally-recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine since 1998 to discuss issues of importance in regional, state, and federal government.  
Forums are free and open to the public. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days' notice. Call 904-826-8677 or visit for more information. 
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