Registration for our Knowledge at Noon event with Lee Rainie is now open! For $30, you will enjoy lunch and a conversation with Lee Rainie, the director of internet, science and technology research at the Pew Research Center. Lee's research involves how the internet influences individuals in their day-to-day lives.
Passionate about fake news, internet trolls, and the search for online truth? Join the conversation to learn about the internet's role in stitching together communities across America, as well as the challenges of distributing reliable information in a world that's more connected than ever before.
Knowledge at Noon: A Conversation with Lee Rainie
August 29, 2017
Surbeck Center Ballroom
More about Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie is the director of internet and technology research at Pew Research Center. Under his leadership, the 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. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master’s degree in political science from Long Island University.