Sixth annual workshop of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) titled, “Towards a Concerted Knowledge Consciousness: Opportunities, Tensions and Pushbacks,” organized by the School of Business at The American University in Cairo (AUC).
The workshop will include two panel discussions. The first will explore the multiple ways in which knowledge is managed and mismanaged. Panelists will discuss the different ways knowledge can be directed toward participatory development by looking at the notion of openness, sharing and innovation with the many attempts at circumventing the spread of knowledge through intellectual property regimes and surveillance.
The second panel will discuss social movements between online and offline spheres of influence. Panelists will examine the role of different networks and opportunities for mobilization. A2K4D will present insights from a three-year project researching participation in the Networked Public Sphere and discuss them with experts from the community.
Simultaneous translation to English and from Arabic will be provided.
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The speakers include Karim Seghir, dean, AUC School of Business; Nagla Rizk, director, A2K4D in addition to A2K4D’s partners from Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, members of the Access to Knowledge Global Academy, Open African Innovation Research project, Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, Center for Continuing Education at Birzeit University (West Bank), Al Akhawayn University in Morocco and Canada’s International Development Research Center as well as representatives from academia, policy making, civil society and students.
Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square
Tuesday, May 31, 2016; 4-8 pm