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Do You Have COVID-19 Questions? We Have Answers: Ask a Scientist Launches

This blog post was written by Kathryn Kohn and originally appeared in the Federation of American Scientists blog on March 18, 2020. Today, the Federation of American Scientists, The Governance Lab at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and the State of New Jersey Office of Innovation launched a free interactive tool to help answer the public’s questions on COVID-19 virus in English […]

The future of work is having a midlife crisis

Policymakers should ask more questions and focus less on their favourite answers This article was written by Jeffrey Brown, Head of Technology Policy at the Bertelsmann Foundation and Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder of The GovLab. It was originally published on Apolitical on March 16, 2020. Workers around the world are starting to realise the myriad ways […]

Taking a New Approach to Solving Urban Problems: A call for Mexican Cities to Participate in the Multi-City Challenge

Brooklyn, New York, February 27, 2020 — Today, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering has opened the call for Mexican municipalities to apply to participate in its Multi-City Challenge 2020, a program that aims to solve urban problems by partnering with the people most affected by these problems […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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?

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

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 […]

Solving Public Problems with Collective Intelligence: how institutions and crowds can work together

By Matt Ryan, Senior Fellow, The GovLab Beth Simone Noveck, Director, The GovLab Peter Baeck, Head of the Center for Collective Intelligence Design, Nesta Around the globe there is increasing recognition that the traditional ways of solving public problems are insufficient for the challenges of the 21st century.  Political leaders, policy makers and service providers at […]

Open science policies in Europe: Adapting science to the 21st century

On Wednesday, November 20, The GovLab presents its next ideas lunch featuring Jean-Claude Burgelman. RSVP link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-science-policies-in-europe-adapting-science-to-the-21st-century-tickets-79050996659 About this Event Drawing on his experiences as the Open Access Envoy of the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Jean-Claude Burgelman will discuss the potential of open science during this Ideas Lunch. Burgelman, who developed […]