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Digital Impact: Reflections from Berlin

November 5th, 2019

Sometimes, as our colleagues from Tactical Tech Collective reminded us in Berlin, you need to practice the art of seeing sideways. Look directly at something long enough and it loses meaning. But look at the empty space around it, squint at adjacencies, or, in my case, hear new voices asking...

Digital Impact: Reflections from Brussels

November 5th, 2019

The European leg of the Digital Impact event series kicked off in Brussels on 13 June. Not surprisingly to those who follow EU policy, the emerging European digital policy landscape permeated the day’s discussions. We were fortunate to have participants and speakers from digital rights groups and corporate policy offices...

Digital Impact: Reflections from London

November 5th, 2019

Digital Impact London took place in the midst of a week that had everyone in Europe asking questions about the present and the future – including a deadly building fire, a terrorist attack against a mosque, and an electoral shakeup amidst planning for the UK’s changing role in Europe. Londoners...

Digital Impact: Reflections from Brisbane

November 5th, 2019

On July 29 More than 100 Australian social sector leaders spent a beautiful Saturday in Brisbane discussing the possibilities and responsibilities of digital civil society. Several themes dominated the day: the importance of the “people” part of digital data, the ways digital technologies can highlight and even amplify existing social...

Digital Impact: Reflections from New York City

November 5th, 2019

The Digital Civil Society Lab welcomed 80 civil society leaders to the Digital Impact World Tour convening in New York City on October 23.  Given the depth and breadth of the academic and civic tech communities in New York, the panel discussions were particularly illuminating. Throughout the previous eight global...

Digital Impact: Reflections from Mumbai

November 5th, 2019

In India, scale is everything. An organization that serves more than one million meals per day to schoolchildren reaches only 1% of the eligible population. Its newly-implemented Aadhaar system, with more than 1 billion registrants, is the largest biometric database controlled by a nation, but only the second largest such...

Digital Impact: Reflections from Medellin

November 5th, 2019

   Digital Impact Medellin was the final international stop on the Digital Impact World Tour before we wrap things up in Kansas City in May. It also offered a fun twist – for the first time on the tour, we partnered not only with local host MAKAIA but with a...

Press Release: Glasnost! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself a Better Forum for Free Speech and Democracy

January 22nd, 2019

  Read Full Article Here.  Press Release  Glasnost! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself a Better Forum for Free Speech and Democracy Facebook could make nine “incremental” changes to ensure it becomes a better forum for free speech and democracy, according to a new report by academics at the University...

The Program on Democracy and the Internet joins Kofi Annan Foundation Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

October 12th, 2018

The Program on Democracy and the Internet will join the Kofi Annan Foundation to convene the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age to “examine and review the opportunities and challenges for electoral integrity created by technological innovations”.  The foundation named Stephen Steadman, a senior fellow at the...

Available Now: Philanthropist Resource Guide (PRG)

September 21st, 2018

The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) launches the Philanthropist Resource Guide (PRG). The PRG comprises of approximately 200 organizations across the United States that work to support the philanthropic activities of high net worth (HNW) donors. The tool will enable HNW donors to...