Student event

Careers in digital governance: Academic careers in digital governance

Join us as we discuss the scope of academic careers in the field of digital governance with Joanna Bryson (Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School), Rachel Griffin (Phd Researcher, Sciences Po) and Lynn Kaack (Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, Hertie School). The event will be moderated by Maximilian Kupi (PhD researcher at the Hertie School Centre for Digital Governance).

Digital governance research is an emerging field, offering interesting career paths for graduates. We want to explore career perspectives in academia dealing with digital governance - addressing questions of how we can govern better with digital technologies and if and how the digital realm should be regulated.

Two of our speakers, Joanna Bryson (Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School) and Lynn Kaack (Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, Hertie School), are distinguished academics in the field of digital governance and data sciences. Rachel Griffin (Phd Researcher, Sciences Po) is conducting her research on EU social media regulations.  

This event is open to the Hertie community and will be moderated by Maximilian Kupi, PhD researcher at the Hertie School Centre for Digital Governance.

Registration is mandatory. The link to the event will be sent on the day of the event.  

This event is part of the event series entitled "Career perspectives in digital governance" co-hosted by the Hertie School's Career development team and the Centre for Digital Governance. This event is also co-hosted with the Hertie School Data Science Lab

Speakers

  • Joanna Bryson is Professor of Ethics and Technology at the Hertie School. Her research focuses on the impact of technology on human cooperation, and AI/ICT governance. During her PhD, she observed the confusion generated by anthropomorphised AI, leading to her first AI ethics publication “Just Another Artifact” in 1998. In 2010, she co-authored the first national-level AI ethics policy, the UK's Principles of Robotics. She holds degrees in psychology and artificial intelligence from the University of Chicago (BA), the University of Edinburgh (MSc and MPhil), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD). Since July 2020, Prof. Bryson has been one of nine experts nominated by Germany to the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence.

  • Rachel Griffin is a PhD candidate and lecturer in law at Sciences Po, and currently a visiting scholar at the Hertie School Centre for Digital Governance. Her research focuses on European social media regulation and its implications for structural social inequalities. Her research draws on a range of interdisciplinary literature to understand how social inequalities manifest in the social media context, and is informed by perspectives from political economy, critical race theory, and queer and feminist legal theory.

  • Lynn Kaack is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School. Her research and teaching focuses on methods from statistics and machine learning to inform climate mitigation policy across the energy sector, and on climate-related AI policy. She is a co-founder and chair of Climate Change AI, which is an organization to facilitate work at the intersection of machine learning and climate action. She obtained a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy and a Master's in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a MS and BS in Physics from the Free University of Berlin

Moderator

  • Maximilian Kupi is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Digital Governance. He is interested in the digital transformation of the public sector and the application of agile methods in public administration. During his Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School, Berlin, and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, he specialised in public sector innovation as well as web scraping and natural language processing. Prior to joining the Hertie School, he worked for three years as innovation consultant and agile and human-centred design coach. Maximilian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bayreuth.

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