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Chelsea Manning wants to change the world

After Chelsea Manning’s 2017 release from military prison, she became one of the world’s most prominent activists around areas of data privacy, surveillance, and trans politics. Meet one of the truly extraordinary changemakers at the height of her powers.

Hosted by Peter Greste.

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“... ungrateful traitor.”

Donald Trump 

Whistleblower. Transgender activist. Chelsea Manning is changing the world

An advocate of government transparency and former United States Army intelligence analyst, Chelsea Manning is best known for leaking sensitive material in 2010. She was convicted under the Espionage Act and imprisoned for seven years.

When she came out as transgender while incarcerated, Manning's requests for hormone therapy and treatment for gender dysphoria were initially denied. Her activism drew attention from around the world and solidified her as a pioneer in the movement for trans rights.

Manning will share the intensely personal story of her belief systems, her individual relationship with politics, and what it means to be a global advocate. Don't miss the chance to get up close and personal with the woman who held the most powerful country in the world to account.

Presented in association with Think Inc.


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Chelsea E. Manning is a technologist and network security expert whose actions have shown the power of individuals to change the world through bravery, conscience and determination. She speaks on the social, technological and economic ramifications of artificial intelligence, and on the practical applications of machine learning. She is a vocal advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights as @xychelsea on Twitter and through her op ed columns for The Guardian and The New York Times. In January 2018, she filed to run for Senate in the US state of Maryland.

Hosted by Peter Greste 

Peter Greste is an Australian journalist and former Al Jazeera correspondent who spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison. He has worked as a correspondent for Reuters, CNN and the BBC, predominantly in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. His book, Freeing Peter, written with his family who spearheaded an international media campaign to champion his release, was published in 2016. He has since joined the University of Queensland as a Professor in Journalism and Communication.

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