Harnessing the Mobile Revolution
10/8/08: By Tom Kalil
Tom Kalil, now Deputy Policy Director of Science and Technology at the White House, authored a paper for the New Policy Institute (an NDN affiliate) last year, analyzing the power of mobile to create economic growth, better public health, and stronger democracies in the developing world.
Tapping the Resources of America’s Community Colleges
7/26/07: By Dr. Rob Shapiro
This modest policy proposal by Dr. Rob Shapiro, Chair of NDN’s Globalization Initiative, recommends offering free computer training for all American workers through the computer labs of our nation’s community colleges. This proposal was adopted into legislation authored by House Democratic Caucus Chair John Larson, and will likely become law in the near future.
A Laptop in Every Backpack
05/01/07: By Alec Ross and Simon Rosenberg
Alec Ross, now Senior Adviser on Innovation to the Secretary of State, co-authored this paper with Simon Rosenberg, in which they argued that connectivity to the global information network has become an essential part of life in the 21st century, and called for a “A Laptop in Every Backpack” to prepare our children for this new world.
At right, Ross speaks at a 2007 event about the influence of new information technology in the American workplace.
“Twitter, Iran, and More: Impressions from the Front Lines of the Global Media Revolution”
7/15/09: with Nico Pitney, Eric Jaye, and Theo Yedinsky
In this discussion of the role of Twitter in politics and media, we hosted Nico Pitney, the Huffington Post reporter who brought the voices of Iranian protesters out into the open, and Eric Jaye and Theo Yedinsky of Gavin Newsom’s groundbreaking gubernatorial campaign in California.
6/26/09: with Alec Ross, Tom Kalil, and Sen. Tim Wirth
NDN co-hosted the release of a new paper jointly published by the UN Foundation and the Vodaphone Foundation examining the potential for mobile technology to improve healthcare delivery in the developing world. Speaking at the event were Alec Ross, Tom Kalil, and former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth. Simon Rosenberg hosted the discussion.
At right, Simon is interviewed just after the event, offering his take on mHealth, the power of mobile, and how technology will change our world.
Douglas Alexander on Conflict, Fragility, and International Development
4/27/09: With Douglas Alexander
British MP Douglas Alexander joined NDN at the Harvard Club of New York for a frank discussion of the role of local politics in international development. As Secretary of State for International Development, Alexander runs DFID, the British development agency, and he spoke on the relationship between conflict, fragility, and development, particularly in Afghanistan.
A look at how mobile technology is changing our world, and improving economic development, health, education, and every other part of societies around the world.
New Tools and Tech
A look at the new technologies that are changing how we live, work, and play.