Human Rights and Technology (Study Group)

Date: 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Repeats every 2 weeks every Tuesday until Tue Nov 15 2016

Location: 

Taubman 401

*Please note - Registrations are now closed for the semester*

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is delighted to announce that Senior Fellow Steven Livingston will lead a study group on “Human Rights & Technology” this semester.

The group will meet every other Tuesday from 2:30pm – 3:30pm throughout the Fall semester (Sept 20th, Oct 4th, Oct 18th, Nov 1st, Nov 15th).

Together, students and Livingston will explore the use of cutting-edge technologies to document human rights violations and prevent future abuses.

This includes digital network data-mining to “map” human rights violations and digital DNA sequencing instruments to identify missing and disappeared persons.

Participants will develop better understanding of these technologies, their role in furthering human rights investigations, and their limitations.