BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Upcoming events and digital media // July 14, 2010
 [MONDAY 7/19] ICT and Civic Engagement in Nigeria: the 2011 Presidential Election and Beyond (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2010/07/nigeria)
 [TUESDAY 7/20] Berkman Center Luncheon Series: "Entrepreneurship: where are all the women and minorities?" with Vivek Wadhwa of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and contributor to TechCrunch & BusinessWeek.com (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010/07/wadhwa)
[MONDAY] ICT AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN NIGERIA
7/19/10, Abuja, Nigeria
Visit the main website for this event, which includes registration, the agenda, and more information: http://www.e-nigeria.org/
The objective of this ongoing series is to stimulate discussion of, engagement with, and reflection upon the role and uses of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in civic engagement. We will specifically examine and advocate around the upcoming 2011 Nigerian presidential election, exploring ICTs as environments to educate, discuss, deliberate, choose, and act. The meetings will draw on relevant experiences from Nigeria, the rest of Africa, and elsewhere around the world, bringing together thought leaders, practitioners, activists, and citizens, with a particular focus on civil society actors.
Of particular interest are the various ways in which ICTs can be enabling key functions of democracy, including how they help people to access and share relevant news and information, organize and coordinate activity, and generate and utilize data. While these endeavors are always important in the drive to create transparent and accountable government and rich civic engagement, they are perhaps never more essential as in the period around (and including) elections, where they represent a unique resource.
For background information and a complete description, see the event web page: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2010/07/nigeria
[TUESDAY] BERKMAN LUNCHEON SERIES on ENTREPRENEURSHIP: WHERE ARE ALL THE WOMEN AND MINORITIES?
7/20/10, 12:30 PM ET, Berkman Center Conference Room @ 23 Everett St., Cambridge, MA
RSVP is required for those attending in person to Amar Ashar (email@example.com)
This event will be webcast live
Topic: Entrepreneurship: where are all the women and minorities?
Guest: Vivek Wadhwa
Vivek Wadhwa will discuss his research on the backgrounds and motivations of entrepreneurs; what makes them successful; what inhibits entrepreneurs; the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; the success of Indians in Silicon Valley and the dearth of women and minorities.
Vivek Wadhwa is a senior research associate with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and an executive in residence/adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He helps students prepare for the real world, lectures in class and leads groundbreaking research projects. He is also an advisor to several start-up companies, a columnist for BusinessWeek.com and a contributor to several international publications. Since joining Duke University in August 2005, he has researched globalization, its impact on the engineering profession and the sources of the U.S. competitive advantage.
This event will be webcast live; for more information and a complete description, see the event web page: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010/07/wadhwa
OTHER EVENTS OF NOTE
 7/24: Drumbeat Boston: Celebrating the Open Web // MIT (http://drumbeat-boston.eventbrite.com/)
 7/26: Open Source Software and Copyright: Legal and Business Considerations for Government Use // Washington, DC. (http://cendievents.iiaweb.com/oss_workshop_0710/)
 7/29-30: Supernova Hub // University of Pennsylvania (http://supernovahub.com/)
 8/12: Ignite Spatial: Boston // Microsoft Research (http://ignite.oreilly.com/2010/07/ignite-spatial-boston-2.html)
 10/1-3: International Conference on Crisis Mapping // Harvard (http://www.crisismappers.net/page/iccm-2010-haiti-and-beyond)
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Last updated July 14, 2010