Monthly Archives: May 2014

SSHRC Vice-President of Research speaking at UAlberta – June 3

Please note the IMAGINING CANADA’S FUTURE Presentation by Brent Herbert-Copley, SSHRC Vice-President of Research Programs

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Time: 1:15 – 3:15 pm
Location: CCIS, room 1-140

More details: http://www.research.ualberta.ca/SSHRCvisit

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ATW 2014: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age – May 21st

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Around the World conference: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age
On May 21st KIAS is coordinating a digital conference which brings together, by video streaming, participants from institutes around the world to discuss privacy and surveillance research.  We are attempting to model an environmentally sustainable way of hosting dialogues on important global topics.
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Check out the amazing presenters:  http://www.aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/speakers/
Here are a few examples:

Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner
Killam Research Fellow and co-author with Dr. David Lyon and others of The New Transparency Project
Writer and researcher based in São Paulo, Brazil, member of the Steering Group of Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture for Interdisciplinary.Net and of the Internet of Things Council
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Explore the some of the intricacies of surveillance and privacy issues from historical roots to possible future challenges and solutions.
Here is a small sampling of the topics that will be discussed:

  • Government surveillance
  • Thirty Years Later – George Orwell’s 1984 is Now
  • Privacy in the digital age
  • Confidentiality in 17th century correspondence
  • Digital risks in the business worldAttitudes of police to ubiquitous cameras
*Please mark your calendar and join in the discussion!*
aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca  |  Twitter:  @KIASAlberta   #UofAworld
If you happen to be on campus at the University of Alberta please join us for:

Opening reception (with a light lunch)
May 21st – 11:00 AM MDT 
Senate Chambers – 3-26 Arts Building

Around the World 2014 – Media Release

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Around the World conference: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age

Opening reception:
May 21st – 11:00 AM MDT – Senate Chambers – Arts Building

On May 21st KIAS is hosting a digital conference which brings together, by video streaming, participants from institutes around the world to discuss privacy and surveillance research. We are attempting this experiment to model an environmentally sustainable way of hosting dialogues on important global topics.

Check out the amazing presenters we have: aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/speakers/

Explore the some of the intricacies of surveillance and privacy issues from historical roots to possible challenges and solutions in the future.

Here is a small sampling of the topics that will be discussed:

  • Government surveillance
  • Privacy in the digital age
  • Confidentiality in 17th century correspondence
  • Digital risks in the business world
  • Attitudes of police to ubiquitous cameras

*Please mark your calendar and join in the discussion!*

aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca | Twitter: @KIASAlberta  #UofAworld

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Busy times for Sociology researcher – Dr. Kevin Haggerty

These are particularly busy times for Dr. Kevin Haggerty from the Department of Sociology. Last week he had an interview with the CBC Jim Brown’s The 180. Last night at the Faculty of Arts awards he was recognized for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship as well as his recent Killam Research Fellowship. And tomorrow, May 8th, the New Transparency research team is having a book launch!

Dr. Haggerty will anchor the University of Alberta panel during the Around the World Conference on May 21st.

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ATW 2014: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age

KIAS is hosting a digital conference which brings together, by video streaming, participants from institutes around the world. We are attempting this experiment to model an environmentally sustainable way of hosting dialogues on important global topics. For example, instead of flying researchers from various national and international locations to Edmonton, and creating a significant environmental footprint, we create a digital platform for the conference. We ran a similar conference last year on technology and culture. More information at:
http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/

We are now gearing up for our second such conference on the topic of “Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age.”

This will be a conversation that brings together scholars from many wonderful research institutes including:

University of Western Sydney – Australia
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – Brazil
University of Alberta – Canada
Queen’s University – Canada
University of Lethbridge – Canada
University of Hamburg – Germany
National University of Ireland – Maynooth – Ireland
Haifa University – Israel
Roma Tre University – Italy
Ritsumeikan University – Japan
Tohoku University – Japan
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences – Netherlands
Ekiti State University – Nigeria
Columbia University – United States
 
Opening reception:
May 21st – 11:00 AM MDT – Senate Chambers – Arts Building

For more information please see:  aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca
Twitter: @KIASAlberta   #UofAworld

 *Please mark your calendar and join in the discussion!*