Screening of The Social Dilemma

Event date
18 July 2023
Event time
16:00 - 18:15
Oxford week
TT 13
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights - Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium

Elizabeth Umlas, Independent Researcher and Consultant on Business and Human Rights

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Students on the MSc in International Human Rights Law and students on the Oxford/GWU Summer School in International Human Rights Law have priority but others very welcome subject to space.


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The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is delighted to host the screening of The Social Dilemma with Liz Umlas.



Discover what’s hiding on the other side of your screen

We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. 

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After the film, we will discuss the human rights implications of an industry that has developed rapidly with little regulation or oversight, and which plays an outsized role in our everyday lives.



Elizabeth Umlas

Elizabeth Umlas is an independent researcher and consultant on business and human rights. She is currently a senior advisor on capital stewardship to IndustriALL Global Union, a senior fellow at Croatan Institute and a lecturer at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).  She is also a co-founder of Sustainable Finance Geneva and a member of the international advisory board of Media Matters for Women. Dr. Umlas, who has worked for over 20 years in the field of business and human rights, has a PhD in political science from Yale University. She is a tutor in the Oxford MSc programme in International Human Rights Law.

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Shreya Atrey

Shreya Atrey is an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. She is an Editor for the Human Rights Law Review and an Official Fellow of Kellogg College. Her research is on discrimination law, feminist theory, poverty and disability law. Her monograph, Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019), which won the runners-up Peter Birks Book Prize in 2020, presents an account of intersectionality theory in comparative discrimination law. Her work has been cited by the South African Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of India. Shreya is currently working on project on 'Equality Law in Times in Crisis' funded by the British Academy. Previously, Shreya was based at the University of Bristol Law School as a Lecturer in Law. She was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence and a Hauser Postdoctoral Global Fellow at the NYU School of Law, New York. She completed BCL with distinction and DPhil in Law on the Rhodes Scholarship from Magdalen College, University of Oxford.

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