NoC Newsletter #2

Newsletter NoC #2: Artificial Intelligence and Governance

 

Six centers of the NoC explore how the issue has been dealt within their respective countries, offering a glimpse of the worldwide discussion

The GovLab, NYU, United States

AI meets CI

This projects seeks to explore the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Collective Intelligence (CI), within the context of innovating how we govern. It starts from the premise that advances in technology provide policy makers with two important new assets: data and connected people. The application of AI and CI allows them to leverage these assets toward solving public problems. Yet both AI and CI have serious challenges that may limit their value within a governance context, including biases embedded in datasets and algorithms, undermining trust in AI; and high transaction costs to manage people’s engagement limiting CI to scale.

The main premise underpinning this project is that some of the challenges of AI and CI can in fact be addressed through greater interaction of CI and AI. In particular, our project reviews current practices, opportunities and limitations of: (i) Augmented Collective Intelligence where AI may enable CI to scale; and (ii) Human-Driven Artificial Intelligence where CI may humanize AI.

Background note: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00146-018-0830-z

 

Governance and Innovation Program at MBR School of Government, Dubai, UAE

Future Government Group, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government is focusing on educational propositions on the theme of Artificial Intelligence for 2019. The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government will hold its 3rd annual Public Policy Forum in Dubai between 27-28 Jan 2019, under the theme of “Accelerating SDGs Implementations through Digital Transformation”. The conference will bring together senior global policy makers, thought leaders and practitioners to explore critical policy questions around accelerating the implementations of sustainable development goals, including digital governance, data-driven policymaking, artificial intelligence implications for development, smart and sustainable cities policies, policy coherence requirements, among others.

The School will also organize the Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research on 18-20, June 2019 and in October there will be a 3-day Executive Education Program – Governance of Artificial Intelligence – for leaders in key decision-making roles coming from governments, the industry, research, nonprofits and international organizations. The learning objectives of the course include the examination of global and regional landscape and the dynamics of the rise of artificial intelligence, the ethical and political dynamics of the development, dissemination, and implementation of AI; equipping participants with an analytical framework, as well as a set of tools and interpretative methods to enable them to exercise governance of AI.  

 

Access to Knowledge for Development (A2K4D), American University in Cairo, Egypt

Artificial Intelligence & Inclusion

A2K4D is looking at AI through the lens of our previous research on ICT and development, growth, and equality. We are interested to understand how AI can be harnessed as a tool for human development and empowerment in the Global South. Guided by the “access to knowledge (A2K)” paradigm, where A2K means not just access to, but participation in the creation of knowledge and technology, the center seeks to expand the current discourse around inclusion, ethics, and governance of AI to one about participation, stakeholders, and ownership of technology.

 

A critical focus of our work examines the role of data in the production of AI. The existence of large data sets and big data is a prerequisite for developing AI. This means that producing AI is limited to those who can have or can afford to buy access to large amounts of data and have the tools and knowhow to develop and train machine learning algorithms. From an A2K perspective, global and developmental inequalities could be further exacerbated unless along with investment in AI technologies comes the need to invest in human capital, data infrastructures, organizational change, enabling networks, and enabling legal, economic and regulatory frameworks.

 

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, The Netherlands

AI and responsibility

The current momentum in the development of AI has revived debates about the loss of control over these technologies and the obfuscation of human responsibility. Increasingly opaque, networked and autonomous technologies have led some to suggest that our existing ways of distributing responsibility, including for example determining legal liability, will soon no longer suffice. At the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology we are currently developing a research initiative to explore if and how AI technologies come into conflict with established responsibility practices and in what way concerns that arise from these conflicts can be addressed. What is it about these technologies that makes the application of particular laws, protocols or norms problematic? What interventions can be made in negotiations about the distribution of responsibility around these technologies to ensure that human beings will continue to be responsible for the behavior of AI technologies?

 

Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, USA

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Now in its second year, the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and the Media Lab at MIT, explores research themes at the intersection of ‘Autonomy and the State,’ ‘Autonomy and the Platform,’ and ‘The University - A Countervailing Force.’ Recent outputs of the Initiative have included a report on AI and Human Rights and accompanying visualization tool, developed in collaboration with the Government of Canada’s Digital Inclusion Lab; a series of four policy primers on autonomous vehicles; a briefing book on AI for State Attorneys General in the United States; and a discussion draft of an AI Governance Module submitted to the International Telecommunication Union’s Global Symposium for Regulators. As part of ongoing efforts to foster global dialogue on AI from an ethics and governance perspective, the AI Initiative recently hosted workshops in Hong Kong and Singapore and co-hosted the launch of a new Digital Asia Hub (DAH) branch in Thailand. Our work in the coming year will include the launch of a series of case studies and educational materials, as well as publications, convenings, and programs related to the thematic areas.  

More information: https://cyber.harvard.edu/topics/ethics-and-governance-ai

 

CNRS Institute for Communications Sciences, France

AI for humanity

On 8 September 2017, French Prime Minister tasked Cédric Villani,  Mathematician and Member of Parliament, with a mission on artificial intelligence (AI). Auditions of experts and public consultation to inform the drafting of a report were led, to which the Institute for Communications Sciences and other members of the French academia participated.

His goal was to lay the foundations of a French strategy in the AI field. The President of the French Republic presented his vision and strategy to make France a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) at the Collège de France on 29 March 2018 on the day the report was released.

Its executive summary  and full report are available in English. Here is the CNRS contribution.

 


Highlighted Publications and ongoing projects

 

1. Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Universidad de Palermo, Argentina

Libertad de expresión e internet: Desafíos legislativos en América Latina, Author: Agustina Del Campo

Available here: https://www.palermo.edu/cele/pdf/Libertad-de-expresion-e-internet.pdf

 

Observatorio Legislativo

Systematizes and facilitates access to laws and bills that affect freedom of expression at the regional level in Latin America.

Available here: http://observatoriolegislativocele.com/leyes/

 

2. Laboratory for Internet Studies (LINIS), National Research University HSE, Russia

Topics of Ethnic Discussions in Russian Social Media, Author: Nagornyy O. S.

Available here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328216423_Topics_of_Ethnic_Discussions_in_Russian_Social_Media

 

Application of Rényi and Tsallis entropies to topic modeling optimization. Author: Koltcov, S. Available here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2018.08.050

 

A Full-Cycle Methodology for News Topic Modeling and User Feedback Research. Authors: Koltcov, S., Pashakhin, S., Dokuka, S.

Available here: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01129-1_19

 

Online News and Protest Participation in a Political Context: Evidence from Self-Reported Cross-Sectional Data. Authors: Kirkizh, N. and Koltsova, O.

Available here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3126711  

 

Network Structure of an AIDS-denialist Online Community: Identifying Core Members and the Risk Group. Authors: Yuri G. Rykov, Peter A. Meylakhs, Yadviga E. Sinyavskaya,

Available here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764217717565?journalCode=absb

 

Detecting interethnic relations with the data from social media. Koltsova O., Koltsov S., Alexeeva S. V., Nagornyy O. S., Nikolenko S. I. Detecting interethnic relations with the data from social media, in: Digital Transformation & Global Society: Second International Conference, DTGS 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 21-23, 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, 2017.

 

Digital Inequality in Russia through the Use of a Social Network Site: A Cross-Regional Comparison. Authors: Rykov Y., Nagornyy O. S., Koltsova O. in: Digital Transformation & Global Society: Second International Conference, DTGS 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 21-23, 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Springer International Publishing, 2017.

 

Measuring Prejudice and Ethnic Tensions in User-Generated Content. Authors: Koltsova O., Alexeeva S., Nikolenko S., Koltsov M.

Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 2017.

 

Self-disclosure online and offline: the Effect of Age. Authors: Sinyavskaya Y., Koltsova O.  

Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 2017.

 

3. Institute of Network Cultures (INC), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Organization After Social Media. Authors: Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter

Available here: http://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/organization-after-social-media/

 

Videoblogging Before YouTube. Author: Trine Bjørkmann Berry

Available here: http://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/tod-27-videoblogging-before-youtube/

 

Shadowbook: Writing Through the Digital 2014-2018. Author: Miriam Rasch

Available here: http://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/deep-pockets-2-shadowbook-writing-through-the-digital-2014-2018/

 

On Editorialization: Structuring Space and Authority in the Digital Age.  Author: Marcello Vitali-Rosat

Available here: http://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/tod-26-on-editorialization-structuring-space-and-authority-in-the-digital-age/

 

4. QUT Digital Media Research Centre, School of Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty, Australia

Calculating the consequences of narrow Australian copyright exceptions: Measurable, hidden and incalculable costs to creators. Authors: Patricia Aufderheide, Kylie Pappalardo, Nicolas Suzor and  Jessica Stevens

Available here:  https://eprints.qut.edu.au/119545/

 

5. Nordic Centre for Internet and Society, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

European Perspectives on Power in the Sharing Economy. Authors: Gemma Newlands, Christoph Lutz and Christian Fieseler

Available here: https://www.bi.edu/globalassets/forskning/h2020/power-working-paper-final-version-for-web.pdf

 

6. Derechos Digitales, Chile

El cuerpo como dato. Author: Marianne Diaz

Available here: https://www.derechosdigitales.org/wp-content/uploads/cuerpo_DATO.pdf

 

Políticas públicas para el acceso a internet en Venezuela. Inversión, infraestructura y el derecho al acceso entre los años 2000-2017.  Authors: Raisa Urribarri and Marianne Díaz

Available here: https://www.derechosdigitales.org/wp-content/uploads/CPI_venezuela.pdf

 

7. Institute of Communication Sciences (ISCC), France

Governing What Wasn’t Meant To Be Governed: A Controversy-Based Approach to the Study of Bitcoin Governance. Authors: Francesca Musiani, Alexandre Mallard and Cécile Méadel

Available here: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351814089/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315211909-7

 

Quando il peer-to-peer si ‘ricentralizza’. Vincolo socio-tecnico, spinta di mercato o fallimento? Author: Francesca Musiani

Available here: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=645088

 

8. Cyberlaw Research Centre of the University of Lisbon School of Law (CIJIC ), University of Lisbon School of Law, Portugal

Cyberlaw by CIJIC.  Available here: www.cijic.org/publicacao

 

9. Center for the Study of New Media and Society (CSNMS), Russia

The loss of a special place: IT disengagers in Russia. Authors: Anna Schetwina, Polina Kolozaridi and Elli Ponomareva

 

No country for IT-men: post-Soviet metaphors of the internet. Authors: Anna Schetwina and Polina Kolozaridi  

 

Communication with dead people via Vkontakte. Authors: Emma Barsegova and Polina Kolozaridi  

 

Can bureaucrats imagine the internet in Russia? Authors: Dmitrii Muraviyov and Alexandra Keidia

 

10. Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life, School of Communication, University of Navarra, Spain

Digital News Report.ES 2018

Available here: http://www.digitalnewsreport.es/Azurmendi (2018).

 

Children’s digital rights and big data. The European general data protection regulation (GDPR). Author: Ana Azurmendi

Available here: http://www.elprofesionaldelainformacion.com/contenidos/2018/ene/03.html

 

The Promise of the Transparency Culture: A comparative study of access to public data in Spanish and Swedish newsrooms. Authors: Ester Applegreen and Ramón Salaverría.

Available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17512786.2018.1511823

 

Mapa de la radio online en España: tipología y caracterización en el contexto de los cibermedios. Authors: María-Pilar Martínez-Costa, Elsa Moreno, Avelino Amoedo

Available here: http://www.elprofesionaldelainformacion.com/contenidos/2018/jul/14.html

 

Affect and the Expression of Emotions on the Internet: An Overview of Current Research. Authors: Jeremy Hunsinger, Lisbeth Klastrup, Matthew M. Allen

Available here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326416642_Affect_and_the_Expression_of_Emotions_on_the_Internet_An_Overview_of_Current_Research

 

11. Institute for Research on Internet & Society (IRIS), Brazil

GDPR and its effects on the Brazilian Law: First impressions and a comparative analysis. Authors: Diego Carvalho Machado, Davi Teofilo Nunes Oliveira, Lucas Costa dos Anjos and Luíza Couto Chaves Brandão

Available here: http://irisbh.com.br/en/gdpr-and-its-effects-on-the-brazilian-law/

 

Choice of forum in online international contracts. Authors: Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti, Diego Carvalho Machado, Lucas Costa dos Anjos, Luíza Couto Chaves Brandão, Matheus Rosa, Odélio Porto Júnior, Pedro Vilela and Tatiana Carneiro Resende

Available here: http://irisbh.com.br/en/choice-of-forum-in-online-international-contracts/

 

Jurisdiction of State Courts and Internet Litigation. Authors: Fabrício B. Pasquot Polido and Lucas Costa dos Anjos

Available here:http://irisbh.com.br/en/jurisdiction-and-the-internet-international-jurisdiction-of-state-courts-and-internet-litigation/

 

Internet and jurisdiction: Blocking and network fragmentation mechanisms. Authors: Laila Damascena Antunes, Matheus Rosa and Pedro Vilela
Available here: http://irisbh.com.br/en/internet-and-jurisdiction-blocking-and-network-fragmentation-mechanisms/

 

Transborder data flows and Bill n. 5,276/2016: some remarks for the Brazilian legislative process. Authors: Bruno Biazzatti, Bruno Tavares, Diego Machado, Lucas Anjos, Luíza Brandão, Matheus Rosa, Odélio Porto Júnior, Pedro Vilela, Tatiana Resende, Túlio Campos and Victor Vieira
Available here: http://irisbh.com.br/en/transborder-data-flows-and-bill-n-52762016-some-remarks-for-the-brazilian-legislative-process/

 

Jurisdiction and conflicts of law in the digital age: regulatory framework of internet regulation. Authors: Laila Damascena Antunes, Matheus Rosa, Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti, Pedro Vilela and Odélio Porto

Available here: http://irisbh.com.br/en/jurisdiction-and-conflicts-of-law-in-the-digital-age-regulatory-framework-of-internet-regulation/

 

12. Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford, United Kingdom

A Right to Reasonable Inferences: Re-thinking Data Protection Law in the Age of Big Data and AI. Authors: Sandra Wachter and Brent Mittelstadt.

Available here: https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/blog/a-right-to-reasonable-inferences-re-thinking-data-protection-law-in-the-age-of-big-data-and-ai/

 

13. The Governance Lab, NYU, USA

Several new publications at the following new dedicated project websites: a) Data Stewards Network: Available here:https://datastewards.net/; b) Blockchange: Blockchain Technologies for Social Change: Available here: https://blockchan.ge/  c) CrowdLaw: Available here: https://crowd.law/

 

14. Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS), Stanford Law School, USA

Responsible Encryption. Author: Riana Pfefferkorn

Available here: https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/publications/risks-responsible-encryption

 

15. Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, USA

What Are We Talking About When We Discuss Digital Protectionism?. Author: Susan Ariel Aaronson

Available here:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/world-trade-review/article/what-are-we-talking-about-when-we-talk-about-digital-protectionism/F0C763191DE948D484C489798863E77B

 

Another Digital Divide: The Rise of Data Realms and its Implications for the WTO. Authors: Susan Ariel Aaronson and Patrick Leblond

Available here: https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgy019

 

16. Governance and Innovation Program at MBR School of Government, MBR School of Government, United Arab Emirates

The Arab World Online 2017: Digital Transformations and Societal Trends in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution.  Author: Fadi Salem

Available here:  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3059445

 

17. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Open University of Catalonia, Spain

How much are digital platforms based on open collaboration? An analysis of technological and knowledge practices and their implications for the platform governance of a sample of 100 cases of collaborative platforms in Barcelona. Authors: Fuster Morell, M. and Espelt, R.

Available here: http://www.opensym.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/OpenSym2018_paper_3

 

Match-Funding as a Formula for Crowdfunding: A Case Study on the Goteo.org Platform. Authors: Enric Senabre and Mayo Fuster Morell. Available here: http://www.opensym.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/OpenSym2018_paper_19.pdf

 

Collaborative Online Writing and Techno-Social Communities of Practice Around the Commons: The Case of Teixidora.net in Barcelona. Garriga, M., Gómez-Fontanills, D., Senabre, E., & Fuster Morell.

Available here: http://peerproduction.net/issues/issue-11-city/peer-reviewed-papers/the-case-of-teixidora-net-in-barcelona/

 

18. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, USA

New publications can be found here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/publications.

 

Encryption policy and its international impacts: a  framework understanding extraterritorial ripple effects. Authors: Ryan Budish, Herbert Bukert and Urs Gasser

Available here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/node/100169

 

Accountability of AI under the law: The Role of Explanation. Authors: Mason Kortz and Finale Doshi-Velez

Available here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/publications/2017/11/AIExplanation

 

A Layered Model for AI Governance. Authors: Urs Gasser and Virgilio Almeida

Available here:https://cyber.harvard.edu/node/100108

 

A Harm-Reduction Framework for Algorithmic Fairness. Authors: Micah Altman, Alexandra Wood and Effy Vavena

Available here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/publication/2018/harm-reduction-framework-algorithmic-fairness

 

4 Policy Papers on Autonomous Vehicles. Author: Aida Joaquin Acosta

Available here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/story/2018-07/4-policy-papers-autonomous-vehicles

 

Youth, Digital Transformation, and Forms of Inclusion in Latin America. Authors: Lionel Brossi, Sandra Cortesi and Andes Lombana

Available here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/publication/2018/youth-digital-transformation-and-forms-inclusion-latin-america

 

 


Upcoming events

 

NoC Annual Event

November 15, 2018

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Université Paris 1

Amphithéâtre Sainte-Barbe

4 rue Valette, 75005 Paris

https://networkofcenters.net/

 

Cyberlaw Research Centre of the University of Lisbon School of Law (CIJIC ), Portugal

In November, one course over cybersecurity and cyberlaw

November 14th

Organizing Partner: Instituto Superior Técnico

 

Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Sharing Cities Summit 12th-15th November 2018

Sharing Ecosystem (city governments, companies, foundations, networks, and research centers) will take place on November 12th afternoon on a public meet up, and on November 13th-15th as part of the Smart City World Congress Expo. The call will be open until 10th September.

http://www.share.barcelona

Organization partner: Barcelona City Council

 

Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia (CEST), Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

November 29

http://www.cest.poli.usp.br/pt/eventos-previstos/

http://www.cest.poli.usp.br/pt/eventos-previstos/

Organizing partner: Fundação Getulio Vargas

 

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Humboldt University, Germany

First European Hub Official Meeting and Young Scholar Workshop

Nov. 28-30, 2018

https://noc-europeanhub.net/

Organizing Partner: The Center for Cyber Law & Policy, University of Haifa (CCLP)

 

Institute of Communication Sciences (ISCC), Humboldt University, France

Conference on Privacy Resilience

December 6th

Organizing Partner: In cooperation with Nextleap project and Technical University of Compiègne

 

QUT Digital Media Research Centre, School of Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty, Australia

DMRC Summer School 2019

11-15 February 2019

https://research.qut.edu.au/dmrc/2019-dmrc-summer-school/

 

Elliott School of International affairs, George Washington University, USA

Digital Protectionism Conference at the WTO

Late February 2019

Organization partner: the WTO

 

Governance and Innovation Program at MBR School of Government, MBR School of Government, United Arab Emirates

Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (DGO2019 Conference): https://informationpolity.com/news-blog/call-track-proposals-dgo-2019

18-20 June 2019

http://dgo2019.dgsociety.org

Organization partner: MBR School of Government and the Digital Governance Society

 

UAE Public Policy Forum 2019: Accelerating SDGs Implementation, Future Policy Roadmap

27-28 Jan 2019

http://uaepublicpolicyforum.ae/

MBR School of Government and FCSA

 

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, The Netherlands

Conference TILTing Perspectives 2019: 'Regulating a world in transition'

15-17 May 2019

https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tilt/events/tilting-perspectives

 


Past Events

 

Nordic Centre for Internet and Society, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Workshop on Power Struggles in the Digital Economy as part of CSCW

November 3, 2018

https://cscw2018digitaleconomy.wordpress.com/

 

Institute of Communication Sciences (ISCC), France

The Future of Decentralized Governance Encryption, Blockchains, and Personal Data An Internet Science Conference Workshop

26 October

https://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin/internetsci2018/

Other organizing partner: Nextleap H2020 project

 

Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D), American University in Cairo, Egypt

A2K4D 8th Annual Workshop

October 16-17, 2018

 

Istanbul Bilgi University IT Law Institute, Turkey

1st Istanbul Privacy Conference

10-12 October

Organization partner:
NoC

 

Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia (CEST), Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

October 10

http://www.cest.poli.usp.br/pt/eventos-previstos/

Organizing partner: Fundação Getulio Vargas

 

Laboratory for Internet Studies (LINIS), National Research University HSE, Russia

Social Informatics

September 25–28, 2018

Link: https://socinfo2018.hse.ru/          

Organizing partner:

Higher School of Economics National Research University

 

The Governance Lab @ NYU, USA

Open Data Research Symposium

September 25, 2018

http://odresearch.org/

 

Institute for Research on Internet & Society IRIS, Brazil

III Seminário Governança das Redes

24th and 25th of September, 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/600866346950220/

Organization partner: Federal University of Minas Gerais

 

Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Internet, Politics and Policy Conference 2018

20th and 21st September 2018

https://blogs.oii.ox.ac.uk/policy/ipp-conference/

 

Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia (CEST), Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Events are published on our site. We have been organizing quite a few.

The next event will be held on September 20. See our site <http:www.cest.poli.usp.br>

http://www.cest.poli.usp.br/en/eventos-previstos/

http://www.cest.poli.usp.br/en/eventos-previstos/

 

Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life, School of Communication, University of Navarra, Spain

July 18 Summer Doctoral School, Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life.

 

Center for the Study of New Media and Society (CSNMS), Russia

Internet beyond Global network, conference

28-31 may, 2018

http://internetbeyond.net/en

Organization partner: Higher School of economics

Other Events;

Forthcoming conference Internet beyond (May, 2019) - around 11-15 May

 


Fellowship Opportunities

 

University of Essex, United Kingdom

University of Essex short stay international visiting fellowship opportunities for January - April 2019 visits (deadline 30 November 2018). For more information, please see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/research/essex-international-visiting-fellowships

internationalvisits@essex.ac.uk

 

Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Universidad de Palermo, Argentina

CELE offers university students and young professionals the possibility of joining as collaborators and research assistants. The candidates must be students or have a degree in Law, International Relations, Communication Sciences, Political Science, Journalism or any other related discipline. Those interested in freedom of expression and access to information will find in CELE a space to broaden their knowledge, debate and exchange information and ideas, and an opportunity to contribute to research, guidelines and recommendations in those subjects. Collaborations generally last between 2 and 6 months.

Interested applicants must send a résumé and cover letter (no longer than a page) to cele@palermo.edu with the subject “Convocatoria”.

Paula Roko (proko@palermo.edu) and CELE's institutional email (cele@palermo.edu)

 

QUT Digital Media Research Centre, School of Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty, Australia

Self-funded visiting research fellowships are available at the DMRC

DMRC Centre Coordinator dmrc@qut.edu.au

 

Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D), American University in Cairo, Egypt

The Open African Innovation Research network, Open AIR, is pleased to announce our open call

for applications to our New and Emerging Researcher Fellowship Program, funded by the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program (QES). These new Fellowships provide opportunities for emerging scholars across disciplines to explore African innovation through the lens of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

http://www.openair.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Open-AIR-QES-Call-for-Applications-2018-01-12-FINAL.pdf

Contact: Nagham El Houssamy, nagham@aucegypt.edu

 

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Humboldt University, Germany

Internet and Society Fellowship 2019

We now invite applications from early and advanced researchers with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, who want to contribute to the range of the institute’s transdisciplinary internet research.

 

For our 2019 class of fellows, we consider applicants who want to pursue topics that fall within one of our research programmes. Please read the information on each of the linked websites closely, and position yourself and/or your project within the programme that best suits you.

Key areas: The evolving digital society: concepts, discourses, structure, Data, actors, infrastructures: The Governance of data-driven innovation and cyber security, Learning, knowledge, innovation: The change in knowledge production, organisation and transfer through digital innovation.  For more information contact: Kirsten Gollatz; gollatz@hiig.de

 

Center for Advanced Research in Information and Communication Technologies & Society, (ICT&S Center), University of Salzburg, Austria

For more information contact:

Thomas Steinmaurer thomas.steinmaurer@sbg.ac.at

 

Cyberlaw Research Centre of the University of Lisbon School of Law (CIJIC ), University of Lisbon School of Law, Portugal

European framework law on network and information security, personal data, and fintech

Eduardo Vera-Cruz Pinto, @veracruz@fd.ulisboa.pt or Nuno Teixeira Castro, teixeiracastro81@gmail.com

 

Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life, School of Communication, University of Navarra, Spain

@digitalunav takes part in the biggest european research project to date on digital and data journalism

A network in which @digitalunav takes part has won a €3.9 million Horizon 2020 grant to coordinate ‘JOLT: Harnessing Digital and Data Technologies for Journalism’. JOLT is a European Training Network funded by the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to provide structured training and excellent supervision to a cluster of PhDs.

JOLT will hire 15 PhD researchers to develop new theoretical insights, technical advancements, and best-practice guidelines for digital and data journalism.

Ramón Salaverría rsalaver@unav.es

 

Governance and Innovation Program, MBR School of Government, United Arab Emirates

The MBR School of Government has a rolling Non-Resident Fellowship Program in its Future Government research group. Applications are welcome.

Emails with CVs and letters of interest can be sent to fadi.salem@mbrsg.ac.ae

 

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, USA

Information can be found here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved/fellowships

Rebecca Tabasky, rtabasky@cyber.law.harvard.edu

 

Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL), Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law, Universit of Zurich, Switzerland

Ths ITSL has no fellowship but the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich has. This fellowship program aims to promote interdisciplinary cooperation at the University of Zurich regarding all questions concerning the impact of digitalization on society and science.

Markus Christen: markus.christen@dsi.uzh.ch