Surveillance Capitalism


Thursday, October 15, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm


Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice. 


  • Chinmayi Arun | Assistant Professor of Law, National Law University, Delhi, India
  • Sabelo Mhlambi | Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
  • Joana Varon | Executive Directress, Coding Rights

CAChinmayi Arun is an Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University Delhi, where she was founder director of the Centre for Communication Governance. She is a member of the United Nations Global Pulse Data Privacy Advisory Group, and of UNESCO India's Media Freedom Advisory Group. She has been consultant to the Law Commission of India and member of the Indian government's multi stakeholder advisory group for the India Internet Governance Forum in the past.

sabeloSabelo Mhlambi is a computer scientist and researcher whose work focuses on the ethical implications of technology in the developing world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, along with the creation of tools to make Artificial Intelligence more accessible and inclusive to underrepresented communities. His research centers on examining the risks and opportunities of AI in the developing world, and in the use of indigenous ethical models as a framework for creating a more humane and equitable internet. His current technical projects include the creation of Natural Language Processing models for African languages, alternative design of web-platforms for decentralizing data and an open-source library for offline networks.

JoanaJoana Varon is Executive Directress and Creative Chaos Catalyst at Coding Rights, a women-run organization working to expose and redress the power imbalances built into technology and its application, particularly those that reinforce gender and North/South inequalities. Former Mozilla Media Fellow, she is co-creator of several creative projects operating in the interplay between law, arts and technologies, such as,, #safersisters, and Brazilian, with Colombian ancestry, she is engaged in several privacy and security networks, such as Privacy International Network, the feminist hackers collective DeepLab and the Advisory Council of Open Technology Fund, always focused on bringing Latin American perspectives in the search of techno-political frameworks for ethical usages of technologies.

Virtual Event Details
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube Live. Attendees registered for this event (link below) will receive a reminder for the livestream fifteen minutes before the event along with a link to the YouTube page where you can participate in the live chat and ask questions during the event.

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