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Thursday, November 12 • 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Introduction to the Convening and Defining/Conceptual Challenges in Public Interest Technology

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Designees discuss the evolving definition of public interest technology and how individuals can situate themselves and their work within a PIT frame. The panel will revisit previous definition efforts and discuss how the evolution of the Public Interest Technology sector has changed, and how we need to adapt it.

Moderators
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David Guston

School Director & Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
David H. Guston is Foundation Professor and founding director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. He is also Associate Vice Provost for Discovery, Engagement and Outcomes within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory. He served as principal investigator... Read More →
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Andreen Soley

Director, Public Interest Technology University Network, New America
Andreen Soley is director of the Public Interest Technology (PIT) University Network at New America. In 2018, Soley joined New America after twenty years of experience working within higher education and the nonprofit sector. From 2001 to 2005, she served as the director of educational... Read More →

Speakers
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Sylvester A. Johnson

Professor and Director of the Center for Humanities, Virginia Tech
Sylvester A. Johnson, the founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, is a nationally recognized humanities scholar specializing in the study of technology, race, religion, and national security. He is also assistant vice provost for the humanities at Virginia Tech... Read More →
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Deirdre K. Mulligan

Professor , School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
Deirdre K. Mulligan is a Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, a faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, a co-organizer of the Algorithmic Fairness & Opacity Working Group, an affiliated faculty on the Hewlett funded Berkeley Center for Long-Term... Read More →
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David Eaves

Lecturer of Public Policy, Harvard University
David Eaves is a Lecturer of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School where he teaches on digital transformation in the public sector. Over the past year he has been the PI on a project that has pulled together faculty and practitioners from around the world to try to define the... Read More →
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Sujatha Raman

Associate Professor, The Australian National University
Associate Professor Sujatha Raman joined CPAS in July 2018 as Director of Research and Reader. Trained in science and technology studies (STS), she is exploring the contribution that science communication research and practice can make to science, technology and innovation in the... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:25pm EST