Events

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 Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Short-Term Job Training for Black Workers

On July 28, the Joint Center held an invitation-only roundtable discussion on short-term job training. The event brought together the expertise of funders, researchers, organizers, and others interested in amplifying opportunities to strengthen training policies so that they do a better job to improve economic mobility for Black workers. Perspectives from participants will contribute to…

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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 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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Joint Center Talks About AI Bias on FIU Podcast ‘Tech Conversations’

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined FIU Ratcliffe Art +Design Incubator’s podcast, Tech Conversations to discuss platform accountability, broadband access privacy, algorithm experience, and how AI bias can “produce discriminatory outcomes for communities of color.” Listen to the full episode below.

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