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Seminar: The Flip from Fraught to Assumed UseAs part of the Communication Seminar Series organized by the Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research of the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Juhee Kang will deliver a seminar entitled "The Flip from Fraught to Assumed Use: Mobile Communications of North Korean Women During Their Journey to South Korea". ABSTRACT Every year hundreds of North Koreans cross the Tumen River running through the Sino-Korean border in the
Talk: Toward Open Knowledge EnvironmentsPaul Uhlir, a consultant in information policy and management, will visit the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) to deliver a talk on the communication processes in the context of open knowledge environments. ABSTRACT Technological progress always outstrips the ability of social systems to adapt and manage it effectively. That is certainly true of digital networks, which were developed globally in the early 1990s. Many of the legacy institutions and
How Formalizing Access to Public Services Shapes Political Accountability and Citizen Well-Being: A Field Experiment in MumbaiAnjali Thomas Bohlken, Assistant Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, will visit the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) to present her research on the collective understanding of the key drivers of formalization as well as of the knock-on effects of formalization on citizens’ welfare and political accountability. ABSTRACT Across the developing world, many citizens must rely on informal providers rather than the
Talk: Social Media Fatigue & Psychosocial Well BeingAmandeep Dhir from the Universities of Helsinki and Aalto in Finland will visit the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) to present his research on the associations of social media fatigue and different forms of psychosocial well being. ABSTRACT Every day, billions of photos, videos, status updates, and other forms of content are shared in computer-mediated space (e.g., different forms of social media). This massive volume of information actually supersedes
Talk: Georgia Tech’s Online MOOC-Based Master ProgramDr. Zvi Galil, Dean of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will visit the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) to present a new online Master's program in Computer Science based on massively open online courses. ABSTRACT In May 2013, Georgia Tech together with its partners, Udacity and AT&T, announced a new online master’s degree in computer science delivered through the platform popularized by massively open online
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Don Rodney Junio and Dhaval Modi joined the UNU-CS research team to contribute to the research work conducted on gender, migration, and peace
Dr. Juhee Kang delivered a talk at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on the roles of mobile phones in the migration of North Korean women to South Korea
The EQUALS Research Group, UNU-CS' flagship project on gender equality, has been featured in the Sustainable Development Explorer platform of UNU
Catriona Craven-Matthews recently joined UNU-CS to work in the Migrant Tech project on examining a stage of the human trafficking process
The 15 finalists of the "Equals in Tech" Awards have been selected and they are going to be awarded during the next Internet Governance Forum
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