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Fighting Zika: The Need for Sustained But Flexible Messaging

By Carlos Scartascini Over the last year, newspapers and television stations in the Americas have reported hundreds of stories about the Zika epidemic. The media is flooded with news accounts of people suffering from temporary paralysis, infants with brain damage, and the fears the virus has unleashed, especially among pregnant women. Yet despite these accounts — and […]

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The Finance Innovation Lab – A Strategy for Systems Change

Monday, May 2nd, 2016, 12:30-2pm @The GovLab, 2 Metrotech Center, 9th Floor, Brooklyn, 11201 RSVP here When crisis hits, how do you organize a diverse, disgruntled and disparate group of people to take action together? Rachel Sinha of the UK Finance Innovation Lab, will share stories, strategies and key lessons from seven years co-leading the […]

Fighting corruption with advocacy, tech and civic engagement

Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 12:30-2pm @ The GovLab, 2 Metrotech Center, 9th Floor, Brooklyn 11201 RSVP here In 2015, the public learned of a series of political corruption scandals in Chile. The Smart Citizen Foundation (Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente) decided to lead the fight against corruption with a new approach: file lawsuits against politicians accused of […]

MindLab: The evolution of a public innovation lab

On January 27th, Kit Lykketoft, the Deputy Director of MindLab and a visiting scholar at Parsons the New School for Design – DESIS Lab, visited The GovLab to share insights about the design and evolution of a public sector innovation lab. MindLab was the one of the first public sector innovation labs in the world. […]

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How do we maximize and sustain participation in the #CrowdLaw process?

Co-authored by Julia Root This post is second in a series of four “reports from the field” on #crowdlaw First blog On September 24,The GovLab hosted it’s third online global conference on #CrowdLaw. This event is designed specifically for field practitioners and advocates to share experiences and connect with others who share similar goals but […]

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Connecting with Innovators at the Open Government Partnership Summit

A team from The GovLab was among the 1,500 participants in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Mexico City from October 27th-29th. During the world gathering we launched the Network of Innovators (NoI), a skill sharing network enabling government and civic innovators to assess their problem-solving skills and get matched to those with […]

Research Assistant/Graduate Assistant (NYU Students only)

Professor Beth Simone Noveck seeks a RESEARCH ASSISTANT/GRADUATE ASSISTANT This position is for NYU students only, with a strong preference for students from NYU Tandon. CareerNet link about position Position requires strong writing, research, and web skills and the ability to commit to regular hours both in-person at NYU Tandon campus in Brooklyn and work […]

Networking and Learning Opportunities at the OGP Summit with The GovLab

A team from The GovLab will be at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Mexico, led by Director and Co-Founder Beth Noveck and the Chief Research and Development Officer and Co-Founder Stefaan Verhulst. We are excited to have the opportunity to learn from the nearly 2,000 anticipated attendees from 98 countries. We look […]

A growing community of global #CrowdLaw practitioners

Co-authored by Julia Root On September 24th, The GovLab held its third online global conference on #CrowdLaw. Practitioners from 16 countries discussed the challenges and lessons learned when crowdsourcing legislation and constitutions. The session including lightning talks by practitioners with projects from Austria, Brazil, Chile, Finland, United States, Morocco, Libya and Spain and then a […]

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September 24th Global Online Conference on #CrowdLaw

On Thursday, September 24th from 9:30am – 11:30am EDT, The GovLab will host its third online gathering of CrowdLaw practitioners from around the world. This third installment in an ongoing series on the evolution of CrowdLaw — crowdsourced legislative and regulatory lawmaking — aims to enable participants to share their experiences and learn from one […]

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