Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Event recap | Digital identity

An episode of the GeoTech Hour focusing on the concept of digital identity, and how it can eliminate barriers and promote inclusion.

GeoTech Cues by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Event recap | Indigenous data sovereignty: Opportunities and challenges

On Thursday, October 22, the GeoTech Center hosted the fifth installment of the Data Salon Series in partnership with Accenture to discuss the challenges to achieving data sovereignty for indigenous communities. The panel featured Dr. Tahu Kukuthai, Professor of Population Studies and Demography at the University of Waikato, Dr. Ray Lovett, associate professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Epidemiology for Policy and Practice at Australian National University, Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA, and Ms. Robyn Rowe, Research Associate and PhD Candidate at Laurentian University. GeoTech Center Director Dr. David Bray moderated the panel and the discussion that followed.

GeoTech Cues by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Middle skill jobs as a strategic imperative

The U.S.’ economic competitiveness depends on a deep base of manufacturing and service capabilities that enable cutting-edge technologies to proliferate. In this piece, the author argues that “strategic government spending must be translated into positive economic spillovers for ‘middle-skill’ workers. What’s needed,” he writes “is a coordinated approach to funneling federal, state, and local resources to target sectors and jobs.”

GeoTech Cues by Jan Jaro

China Economy & Business

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Reimagining a just society pt. 4: New maps for a world disrupted by climate change

On a radically transformed planet, different conceptual maps are necessary for understanding what today’s priorities must be. These maps, or mental models, inform the framing that policy and decision makers use to weigh their options. Limitations in our conceptual frames can drastically limit the scope of considered futures.

GeoTech Cues by Carol Dumaine

Climate Change & Climate Action Security & Defense

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The Ventilator To Africa Project and why it matters

In mid-2020, a multidisciplinary team of North Americans and African expatriates at The Mentor Project assembled to bring MVM ventilators to Sub-Saharan Africa. Coordinating with hospitals in seven West African countries, they identified over 500 intensive care beds with the infrastructure to operate ventilators. Here is their story.

GeoTech Cues by GeoTech Center

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Tarun Wadhwa on why the world must regulate tech before it’s too late

GeoTech Fellow Tarun Wadhwa on the need for an international regulatory response to the development and usage of new technologies in the world in the years to come.

In the News by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Alexander Ruiz with Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: National strategy to combat disinformation around COVID-19 and future pandemics

Nonresident Senior Fellow Alex Ruiz in a report on the need to adopt a national strategy to combat misinformation and disinformation around COVID-19 and future public health threats.

In the News by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Disinformation

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Event recap | Data science and social entrepreneurship

An episode of the GeoTech Hour featuring data scientists and entrepreneurs who discuss how to employ tech for good.

GeoTech Cues by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

In the news: Nikhil Raghuveera on decentralized technology to protect democracy

Nonresident Senior Fellow Nikhil Raghuveera on why it is imperative we adopt decentralized technology, alongside sensible privacy regulations, to protect democracies around the globe.

In the News by GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Event recap | Coordinating data privacy and the public interest

This episode of the GeoTech Hour focuses on data usage and employing data trusts to maximize individual privacy and private sector benefits.

GeoTech Cues by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy International Norms