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Roger McNamee: Tech Investor and author of "Zucked: The Education of an Unlikely Activist"

  • Presented By: NYS Writers Institute Location: Page Hall, University at Albany downtown campus, 135 Western Avenue, Albany 135 Western Avenue, University at Albany downtown campus, Albany, NY 12203 Albany, NY 12203
  • Dates: March 7, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Thursday, March 7 

    Roger McNamee: Tech investor, activist and author of Zucked: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

    Craft Talk — 4:15 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition

    Presentation/Conversation — 7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

    Roger McNamee, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and early investor in Facebook, has been a Silicon Valley venture capitalist for over 35 years. A significant shareholder in Facebook, he is also an outspoken critic of the company. His new book is Zucked: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (2019), about his efforts to awaken the public to social media’s threats to American democracy.

    A child of Albany, McNamee is also a musician and leader of the bands, Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System. He served as technical advisor to the HBO series, "Silicon Valley," and is a board member and special advisor to the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, parent of Wikipedia, and an organization whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world.

    Cosponsored by the University at Albany School of Business.