Elizabeth Bloodgood: Data for Good: The Global Politics of Information for Civil Society

September 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

“Data for Good: The Global Politics of Information for Civil Society”

Elizabeth Bloodgood, Concordia University

Keynote address for Workshop on Transnational Social Movements and Global Change

Elizabeth Bloodgood draws from her work with advocacy groups in Montreal to consider the tensions between expanding data access and usage by non-profit organizations and the promotion of “Data for Good” on the one hand, and concerns about growing surveillance, manipulation, and government restrictions on civil society.

 

Co-Sponsors: Department of Sociology, Global Studies Center, World History Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Office of Research-Research in Diversity Initiative, Year of Pitt Global

 

Elizabeth Bloodgood researches INGO information advocacy, the national regulation and population ecologies of nonprofit organizations. This presentation draws from her work with advocacy groups in Montreal to consider the tensions between expanding data access and usage by non-profit organizations and the promotion of “Data for Good” on the one hand, and concerns about growing surveillance, manipulation, and government restrictions on civil society. What roles can researchers and scholars play in improving data access for civil society?

Location and Address

Room 548 William Pitt Union