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Data-Driven Tensions in Human Rights

RSVP here.  The application of data-driven tools and technologies to address human rights issues is gaining traction. Collecting and analyzing data from various digital sources offers promising methods for monitoring or intervening in instances of abuse, exploitation, or victimization. Yet practitioners, researchers, and policymakers face unique challenges and opportunities when assessing technological benefit, risk, and […]

Measuring the Results of Public Investment in R&D Using Big Data

RSVP here. Measuring the Results of Public Investment in R&D Using Big Data Investments in R&D have become an important policy lever for stimulating regional and national economic growth; competitiveness agendas routinely institute policies to support research. In the United States alone, R&D expenditures account for more than $150 billion a year and European nations […]

The Problem of Internet Radicalization?

Register here. The Problem of Internet Radicalization? The impending trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, has reignited debates concerning Internet radicalization: the role of digital and social media in galvanizing a few to carry out violent acts.  By bringing together detailed qualitative data of various case studies as well as aggregated statistics […]