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Surveilling the Surveillers: How New Tech Aids the Investigation of Human Rights

Fall Donoho Colloquial hosts Alexa Koenig, JD, PhD, Executive Director of UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences, Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

A global pandemic has accelerated the 21st-century trend of using online public information to investigate allegations of human rights abuses and international crimes, turning a skillset that was a “nice to have” into a “need to have.” Today, a diverse array of factfinders—including investigative reporters, international legal investigators, and human rights researchers—use digital means to “surveil the surveillers,” and convert the information they find into powerful forms of evidence and advocacy. In this talk, Alexa Koenig discusses this fast-moving phenomenon, including critical gains that have been made to adopt and adapt new technologies and digital research methods to strengthen justice worldwide--and what’s likely to come next.

If you have a student group that would like to meet with Alexa on Tuesday, Oct. 26 please contact Christine.E.Monigle@Dartmouth.edu


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Christine Monigle

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