Please join Shorenstein Center Visiting Fellow, Jim Cashel, for a study group that will explore what happens as the next three billion people come online over the next three to five years. Most of those coming online are from poor, rural communities in developing countries. This study group will look at what is happening regarding internet extension currently, what are the opportunities that arise, and what are the main challenges.... Read more about New Study Group: N3B (Next Three Billion) #internet #mobile
Please join us for a conversation with digital HKS senior fellow, Yasodara Córdova, and Brazilian scholar and Ph.D. candidate, Sérgio Barbosa, on lessons learned from the use of WhatsApp during the 2018 Brazilian presidential elections. Before being used to share misinformation, WhatsApp, a tool that evokes trust and intimacy among Brazilian users, was used for civic engagement in the biggest strike Brazil has ever seen. What can we learn from these two very different use cases of WhatsApp?... Read more about WhatsApp and the Brazilian Elections: Weapon or Tool?
JFK Jr. Forum and Wexner Commons, Harvard Kennedy School
The Public Interest Technology Summit is the evolution of the Alumni Digital Summit hosted last October in collaboration with Alumni Relations. This year's all-day summit will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Harvard Kennedy School and is open to Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard University, students and alumni as well as the Public Interest Technology community at large. This includes (but isn’t limited to)...Read more about 2018 Public Interest Technology Summit