Tag Archives: Education

Solving Public Problems With Technology

In early September we started teaching the semester-long course “Solving Public Problems with Technology.”  You can view the course syllabus here – http://govlab.github.io/academy-courses/Solving-Public-Problems-Fall-2014/ and its curated readings and videos, including original materials created for the program by: Alph Bingham, Founder of Innocentive talking about how to frame a problem Giff Constable, CEO of NEO Software […]

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Tumblr Q&A with President Obama

Tuition has increased twelve-fold in the past 30 years! This rate of inflation has even out-paced health care by two. Congratulations class of 2014, you rank #1 in student debt. There are probably many different causes to the constant increase in cost, and there are also many actions the government could take to alleviate the burden on […]

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Teaching and Courses @ the GovLab

This Fall, the GovLab staff are teaching a variety of courses at the intersection of governance, technology and society – experimenting with new technologies and teaching methodologies. We are also overseeing a variety of Wagner capstone projects. Here are some of the courses being taught this semester, with links to more details, as well as […]

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… what skills and networks can help people collaborate and compete in the digital economy

On April 19, the second day of the GovLab Experiment, participants took part in a variety of half-hour “horas” featuring discussion built around specific themes. The “If Only We Knew…” session asked participants, “What are the most important research questions that, if answered, would radically transform our understanding of open government?” Hora 2’s central research […]

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… how to respond to the basic tension between using the instruments of representation, what we think of as the instruments of self-government, and modes of participation.

By David Cohen, Senior Advisor, Civic Ventures; Senior Congressional Fellow, Council for a Livable World Here are my questions that stem from my experience at initiating, formulating and implementing public policy which has lots to do with policy and politics. A few words of caution. As important as elections are–after all it is one act […]

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… all the factors – and their relative importance – that prevent people from voting.

By Anita McGahan, Associate Dean, Research, Rotman School of Management and Munk School of Global Affairs,  University of Toronto If only we knew all the factors – and their relative importance – that prevent people from voting. If only we knew the lowest cost of the highest quality of healthcare. If only we knew how […]

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… how to incorporate evidence-based decision-making in our governance structures to change the status quo.

By Mihaela Ulieru, President, IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy; and Director, Adaptive Risk Management Laboratory What are the essential questions that we, as researchers and practitioners, need to pose or haven’t even considered yet? Due to the lack of adequate policy frameworks, the obstacles in implementing innovative solutions at all levels are the limited […]

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…how innovations in science and technology change the way we work together to enhance our well-being.

By Beth Noveck, GovLab

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