Date: Monday, June 26, 2023 5:00 PM - Monday, June 26, 2023 6:30 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus (Access) 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004


  • Graham Webster (Stanford University)


  • Robert Dujarric, ICAS Co-Director


In the past months, the United States and several of its allies have imposed restrictions on the use of TikTok on government devices. Some American politicians have sought an outright ban of the application in the United States. Concern that the Chinese authorities might gain access to valuable personal data, and that TikTok algorithms might be Trojan horses for CCP propaganda are at the root of what is becoming one of the most visible conflicts between China and the West.  To help us understand this issue, Graham Webster, editor in chief of the DigiChina Project at the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center, will lead a discussion at TUJ on 26 June 2023 at 17:00.

Date & Time:

Monday, June 26, 2023 17:00-18:30


Temple University, Japan Campus Room 314 (Access)


Registration is not required (Questions: e-mail to


This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Graham Webster

Stanford University

Graham Webster is a research scholar and editor in chief of the DigiChina Project at the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center. Based at Stanford, he leads an inter-organization network of specialists to produce analysis and translation on China’s digital policy developments.

From 2012 to 2017, Webster worked for Yale Law School as a senior fellow and lecturer responsible for the Paul Tsai China Center’s Track 2 dialogues between the United States and China, co-teaching seminars on contemporary China and Chinese law and policy, leading programming on cyberspace in U.S.–China relations.

He was previously an adjunct instructor at New York University, a public policy and communications officer at the EastWest Institute, a Beijing-based journalist writing on technology in China for CNET News and other outlets, and an editor at the Center for American Progress. He has worked as a consultant to Privacy International, the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program.

Webster holds a B.S. in journalism and international studies from Northwestern University and an A.M. in East Asian studies from Harvard University. He took Ph.D. coursework in political science at the University of Washington and language training at Tsinghua University, Peking University, Stanford University, and Kanda University of International Studies. (for more info visit

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