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Thu 26 Nov 17:00: Tackling COVID-19 in Kenya and Somalia: Interdisciplinary innovations out of CGHR

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 09:47
Tackling COVID-19 in Kenya and Somalia: Interdisciplinary innovations out of CGHR

A talk by Sharath Srinivasan and Luke Church on their work supporting a COVID -19 Risk Communications and Community Engagement Response in Kenya and Somalia.

Collaborating with CGHR spin-out Africa’s Voices Foundation and through their new initiative called Katikati, they developed innovative methods for quickly reaching and responding to tens of thousands of citizens to address their questions and concerns on the pandemic.

This talk will identify the particular challenges faced in both countries during the pandemic, the gaps in the response, and the design, implementation and results of the socio-technical tools methods used by the project partners. It will involve a practical demonstration of the tools developed and critically appraise learnings for approaches to communications in crisis.

Register to attend this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/124692772439

Read this visual story on the early COVID -19 response work of CGHR and Africa’s Voices in Somalia: https://interactive.africasvoices.org/somalia-covid19-diagnostic/index.html

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Fri 20 Nov 13:00: Thinking About Black Republicanism: An Introduction

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 20:47
Thinking About Black Republicanism: An Introduction

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Fri 06 Nov 13:00: The Meaning of "Rich Individuality" in Marxist Theory

Mon, 02/11/2020 - 22:32
The Meaning of "Rich Individuality" in Marxist Theory

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Fri 05 Mar 13:00: Audre Lorde on Care

Mon, 02/11/2020 - 21:35
Audre Lorde on Care

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Fri 19 Feb 13:00: TBC

Mon, 02/11/2020 - 21:34
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Fri 05 Feb 13:00: TBC

Mon, 02/11/2020 - 21:34
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Mon 16 Nov 17:00: 'The Greatest of All Plagues': Plato on Economic Inequality

Fri, 30/10/2020 - 11:14
'The Greatest of All Plagues': Plato on Economic Inequality

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Thu 19 Nov 17:00: Spreading Disinformation in Brazil: the Amazon Fires Case

Mon, 19/10/2020 - 12:01
Spreading Disinformation in Brazil: the Amazon Fires Case

In this panel, we will discuss emergent research methodologies surrounding the spread of disinformation in Brazil, focusing in particular on the 2019 Amazon fires. Our team will outline various Twitter and open source intelligence (OSINT) analysis methods by which disinformation can be tracked and how YouTube connections can be networked and graphed. We will also discuss the diverse tactics utilised by the Bolsonaro administration and its supporters to perpetuate a narrative about the fires based on disinformation.

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Thu 22 Oct 17:00: (Un)Settling Epistemologies Through Digital Tools

Mon, 19/10/2020 - 12:00
(Un)Settling Epistemologies Through Digital Tools

What happens when digital data flows between people and machines echoes across borders, is interpreted, re-coded, transformed and analysed as it travels across digital spaces? What tools could we use to verify this rapidly-proliferating digital information?

Under the CGHR umbrella, and in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), The Whistle team developed two online resources designed to broaden participation and unsettle knowledge production in the digital space. The Human Rights Digital Toolkit (HRDT) is a decision tree model which provides an updated overview of current open-source investigation (OSINT) digital tools that can be used in fact-finding. It is meant to be used by human rights investigators, who are increasingly relying on digital data, not least because they face waves of Covid-19 lock-downs that interfere with their work. The Social Life of Data (SLoD) is an interactive experience where users become digital data in the shape of videos, narratives and numbers. This allows players to follow the data across different digital ecosystems, from being part of an article in The Guardian to becoming a Twitter hashtag.

Curious to know more? Come to our interactive launch to explore how knowledge in the digital space forms and transforms as you test out these tools!

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Thu 26 Nov 17:00: Tackling COVID-19 in Kenya and Somalia: Interdisciplinary innovations out of CGHR

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 16:11
Tackling COVID-19 in Kenya and Somalia: Interdisciplinary innovations out of CGHR

A talk by Sharath Srinivasan and Luke Church on their work supporting a COVID -19 Risk Communications and Community Engagement Response in Kenya and Somalia.

Collaborating with CGHR spin-out Africa’s Voices Foundation and through their new initiative called Katikati, they developed innovative methods for quickly reaching and responding to tens of thousands of citizens to address their questions and concerns on the pandemic.

This talk will identify the particular challenges faced in both countries during the pandemic, the gaps in the response, and the design, implementation and results of the socio-technical tools methods used by the project partners. It will involve a practical demonstration of the tools developed and critically appraise learnings for approaches to communications in crisis.

Register to attend this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/124692772439

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Thu 19 Nov 17:00: Spreading Disinformation in Brazil: the Amazon Fires Case

Fri, 09/10/2020 - 14:18
Spreading Disinformation in Brazil: the Amazon Fires Case

In this panel, we will discuss emergent research methodologies surrounding the spread of disinformation in Brazil, focusing in particular on the 2019 Amazon fires. Our team will outline various Twitter and open source intelligence (OSINT) analysis methods by which disinformation can be tracked and how YouTube connections can be networked and graphed. We will also discuss the diverse tactics utilised by the Bolsonaro administration and its supporters to perpetuate a narrative about the fires based on disinformation.

Register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/124686264975

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Thu 22 Oct 17:00: (Un)Settling Epistemologies Through Digital Tools

Fri, 09/10/2020 - 14:15
(Un)Settling Epistemologies Through Digital Tools

What happens when digital data flows between people and machines echoes across borders, is interpreted, re-coded, transformed and analysed as it travels across digital spaces? What tools could we use to verify this rapidly-proliferating digital information?

Under the CGHR umbrella, and in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), The Whistle team developed two online resources designed to broaden participation and unsettle knowledge production in the digital space. The Human Rights Digital Toolkit (HRDT) is a decision tree model which provides an updated overview of current open-source investigation (OSINT) digital tools that can be used in fact-finding. It is meant to be used by human rights investigators, who are increasingly relying on digital data, not least because they face waves of Covid-19 lock-downs that interfere with their work. The Social Life of Data (SLoD) is an interactive experience where users become digital data in the shape of videos, narratives and numbers. This allows players to follow the data across different digital ecosystems, from being part of an article in The Guardian to becoming a Twitter hashtag.

Curious to know more? Come to our interactive launch to explore how knowledge in the digital space forms and transforms as you test out these tools!

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Fri 23 Oct 13:00: Artificial Intelligence and the Exploitative Optimization Problem

Tue, 06/10/2020 - 18:12
Artificial Intelligence and the Exploitative Optimization Problem

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Mon 15 Mar 17:00: Separation of Powers as a New Theory

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 20:44
Separation of Powers as a New Theory

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Mon 08 Mar 17:00: Hegel and Italian Political Thought

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 20:43
Hegel and Italian Political Thought

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Mon 01 Mar 17:00: Not Being Kantian about Moral Justification

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 20:42
Not Being Kantian about Moral Justification

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Mon 22 Feb 17:00: Experiencing Republican Texts

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 20:41
Experiencing Republican Texts

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Mon 15 Feb 17:00: Kant's 'True Politics'

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 20:40
Kant's 'True Politics'

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Mon 08 Feb 17:00: Thucydides’ Tragic Science of Democratic Defeat

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 20:39
Thucydides’ Tragic Science of Democratic Defeat

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