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Citizen input in regulation: The potential and limits of using digital tools - 23 March 2023

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This interdisciplinary King’s College London event on 23 March 2023 (12-2pm) focuses on “Citizen Input in Regulation: The Potential and Limits of Using Digital Tools”. We will bring together two speakers with extensive experience in using digital tools for citizen engagement in policymaking: Dr Dmitry Epstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and formerly Cornell eRulemaking Initiative) and Shu-Yang Lin (co-founder of Taiwan’s Public Digital Innovation Space (PDIS)).

The event will be a hybrid one, which you can join online, but we also have (limited) space at King’s College London. Below, you can choose an option (depending on availability).


  • Thursday 23 March, 12-2pm
  • Format: Hybrid (online and in-person)
  • Introduction by Christopher Townley (Law School) and Christel Koop (Political Economy)
  • Speaker 1: Dr Dmitry Epstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem; formerly Cornell eRulemaking Initiative) – “If you build it, will they come? Practices, technology, and the value proposition of online civic engagement” (via Teams)
  • Speaker 2: Shu-Yang Lin (co-founder of Taiwan’s Public Digital Innovation Space (PDIS), the innovation lab of Taiwan’s government) – “Design for democratic innovation in Taiwan” (in person)
  • Discussion and Q&A

At this event

Chris  Townley

Chris Townley

Professor of International Competition Law & Regulation

Christel  Koop

Christel Koop

Reader in Political Economy

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