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New ACM Journal Co-edited by Beth Simone Noveck and Soon Ae Chun Explores How Technology Is Transforming Government

February 25th, 2020

This press release was originally published on on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In Inaugural Issue, Pioneers Look at the Development and Future of Digital Democracy New York, NY, February 25, 2020 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced the inaugural issue of Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV), a new interdisciplinary open access journal on […]

The GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation launch the 100 Questions “Future of Work” domain

February 11th, 2020

BROOKLYN, New York, February 11, 2020 — The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Bertelsmann Foundation have partnered to launch the “Future of Work” domain of The 100 Questions Initiative, an effort to identify the most important societal questions for which greater access to data and data science methods […]

Responsible Data for Children (RD4C): 10 Takeaways from the Literature

February 7th, 2020

In late 2019, The GovLab and UNICEF launched Responsible Data for Children (RD4C), an initiative providing guidance, tools, and leadership to support the responsible handling of data for and about children. We shared the first outputs from the initiative in November, including an annotated collection of Selected Readings on RD4C, a report synthesizing lessons learned […]

Announcing the launch of the GovLab’s CrowdLaw for Congress project

February 6th, 2020

The GovLab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is pleased to announce the launch of CrowdLaw for Congress (congress.crowd.law) — a free, online course and resource kit including training videos, case studies and a “playbook” of practical strategies showcasing how and why legislatures are using technology to engage the public in lawmaking The initiative, […]

People learn in different ways. The way we teach should reflect that

January 22nd, 2020

This article was written by Jason Williams-Bellamy and Beth Simone Noveck. This is the third article in a series (first here and second here) by The Governance Lab on training 21st century public sector leaders. This article originally appeared on Apolitical. There’s never been more hybrid learning in the public sector than today As we noted in […]

International polling begins: What are the most pressing migration issues for data science?

January 21st, 2020

The GovLab at NYU Tandon, the European Commission, and the International Organisation on Migration launch public online voting for 100 Questions Initiative CAIRO, Monday, January 20, 2020 — The Governance Lab at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and its partners released the most pressing questions on migration that could be answered leveraging data […]

The Governance Lab at NYU Tandon Announces the Launch of the Multi-City Challenge Program

December 10th, 2019

BROOKLYN, New York, December 10, 2019 — The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering announced the re-launch of the Multi-City Challenge program, an effort to help cities and their residents collaboratively design solutions to urgent public problems. The initiative, supported by the Tinker Foundation, and in collaboration with Consejo […]

Share Your Expertise on Big Health Data with AARP and The GovLab

December 10th, 2019

To impeach or not to impeach a President stirs people’s passions but it is also a highly complex legal issue. What the Founding Fathers would have made of Donald Trump’s soliciting of help from a foreign government is a question challenging enough to have driven the House Judiciary Committee to seek testimony from four specialists […]

Public Entrepreneurship and Policy Engineering

December 5th, 2019

By Beth Simone Noveck This article was originally published in Communications of the ACM. Science and technology have progressed exponentially, making it possible for humans to live longer, healthier, more creative lives. The explosion of Internet and mobile phone technologies have increased trade, literacy, and mobility.11 At the same time, life expectancy for the poor has […]

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