Tech Policy

The Joint Center’s tech policy program analyzes how data privacy, AI, and other tech policy issues affect Black communities. See below for research, analysis, and activities related to tech policy.

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Now Hiring: Research & Policy Analyst

The Joint Center is seeking a Research & Policy Analyst. The Technology Policy Program is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual whom staff can rely on to support high-quality research, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, and assist in product development from initial scoping to final publication. This position calls for a professional…

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Joint Center Discusses Digital Equity at 2021 Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual Convention

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison discussed digital equity with Black Public Interest Technologist Co-Founder Fallon Wilson and educational consultant Dr. Cathy Trimble at the 2021 Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual Convention. Brookings Institution Senior Fellow of Center for Technology Innovation Dr. Nicol Turner Lee moderated the conversation. The event description is as follows:…

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Joint Center Hosts ‘Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South’ Webinar

On July 28, the Joint Center hosted a webinar highlighting the challenges and solutions to expanding broadband in the Black Rural South and featuring findings from our forthcoming report, Affordability & Availability: Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South. Moderated by: Dr. Dominique Harrison, Technology Policy Director, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Panelists…

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Joint Center Joins Session on Key Financial Inclusion Policy Considerations

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined a closed session on key financial inclusion policy considerations for technology-centered financial services providers. She discussed how tech-savvy financial services providers can help build an inclusive economy. Other panelists included Courtney K. Robinson, head of financial inclusion and public policy development at Square, and Michael Wong,…

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Joint Center Participates in Microsoft Panel ‘Reshaping America’s Digital Infrastructure for the 21st Century and Beyond’

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison participated in a Microsoft event entitled Reshaping America’s Digital Infrastructure for the 21st Century and Beyond. Other panelists included Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, National Digital Inclusion Alliance Executive Director Angela Siefer, and National Skills Coalition Director of Government Affairs Katie Spiker. Microsoft Managing Director of Public…

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Joint Center Releases New Data on Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South

WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released an issue brief summarizing the challenges and solutions in expanding broadband in the Black Rural South (Southern rural counties with populations that are 35 percent Black or higher). In the issue brief, Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison found that 38 percent of African Americans…

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Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South

The Joint Center’s issue brief Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South highlights the challenges and solutions in expanding broadband in the Black Rural South (Southern rural counties with populations that are 35 percent Black or higher). The four-page issue brief, authored by Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison, reveals that 38 percent…

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Joint Center Joins R Street Institute Panel on National Data Privacy Law and International Data Security

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined R Street Institute’s panel entitled “Congress needs to start caring about our privacy as much as China does.” The conversation focused on “the urgency of a national data privacy law and its implications on the United States’ standing in data security internationally.” Other panelists included Google…

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