November 10, 2022

Project Liberty & Paris Peace Forum – Online Peace and Safety

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
McCourt Institute, Sciences Po, Paris

By invitation only

Online peace and safety
Forging a common democratic vision of freedom of expression in cyberspace

On the occasion of the 5th edition of the Paris Peace Forum, Project Liberty is teaming up with the Forum to explore desirable digital futures and prototype large-scale solutions to protect core democratic values in cyberspace – peace, safety, and freedom of expression.

Together with AJC Europe, the Alfred Landecker Foundation, Alliance4Europe, Bright Mirror, the Nobel Prize Summit, the Stanford Content Policy & Society Lab, DILCRAH, #JeSuisLa, and the Wikimedia Foundation, we will organize a day-long interactive workshop with an exclusive group of 100 key policymakers, experts, authors, and entrepreneurs to reflect collectively on practical solutions capable of becoming authoritative in practice. 

In fragmenting and polarized societies, where new technologies have transformed public and private spaces, we aim to create a space for debate on the application of democratic principles, and the nexus between freedom of expression, safety, and peace online.

This seminar will be organized in two complementary sessions: 

  1. The morning will consist of participatory workshops to imagine a desirable online world by 2030, using the “Bright Mirror” method.
  2. The afternoon will consist of action-oriented workshops to determine solutions bring about desirable futures


5 teams will be discussed in the afternoon : 

  • Who makes the rules? 
  • Trust in a Digital World
  • The price of Online Freedom of Expression
  • Time, Content, Moderation
  • Bright mirror theme 


The main outputs of this collective reflection will be presented in a panel discussion during the Paris Peace Forum on November 11-12. Participants in at the seminar will also have access to the main Paris Peace Forum event on November 11.


This event is in person and by invitation only.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. A cocktail reception will be held at adjournment.

Details of the program will be revealed in the coming weeks.

McCourt Institute Founding Partner


About the McCourt Institute

Launched in early 2022 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the McCourt Institute aims to ensure that digital governance is prioritized in the development of new technology and embedded in the next generation of the web. It supports the goals of Project Liberty, a visionary initiative launched by civic entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist Frank McCourt in 2021 to transform how the internet works, create a more equitable digital economy, and develop a new civic architecture for the digital world.

Founding partners