Date/Time: 03/11/2015 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Egget, Studentsenteret
CMI, the University of Bergen and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies have the pleasure to invite you to the seminar Digital Revolutions: New Information Technology Tools in 21st Century Politics. Panelists will discuss the effects of communication technology tools in shaping political events and processes.
Powerful communication tools in the pockets of billions and on our desktops have changed our ability to engage with the world through groups, apps, sites or maps. We organize ourselves, and participate in worldwide dialogue through such tools.
How are such tools used – particulalry in developing countries for humanitarian relief, governance or accountability?
Meet some leading thinkers of the field;
- Dr. Patrick Meier, Social Innovation at Qatar Computing Research Institute (via Skype)
- Dr. Nama R. Budhathoki, Executive Director of Kathmandu Living Labs, Nepal
- Oludotun Babayemi, Connected Development, Nigeria
- Gregory Asmolov, London School of Economics
- Dr. Martina Comes, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
- Andrew Mao, Microsoft Research New York
- Pierre Beland, Member of OpenStreetMap (OSM)
This seminar is organized in connection to workshop on the same topic, which will be held on 2 and 3 November. Information on the workshop can be found here.
For registration and programme, please click here.