GJIL policy researchers head to Harvard

Two GJIL researchers have been named as fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Elizabeth Dubois and Florian Martin-Bariteau from the University of Ottawa are among the eight scholars who have been honoured with a Berkman Klein fellowship.

Dubois and Martin-Bariteau led the policy implications of explanatory journalism theme at the Global Journalism Innovation Lab.

Dubois is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa where she runs the Pol Comm Tech Lab. During her time at the Berkman Klein Center she will focus on how political actors strategically interact with artificial intelligence and automated systems to share political information and ideas.

Martin-Bariteau is the University Research Chair in Technology and Society and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. During his fellowship he will investigate research the protection of whistleblowers and public interest security researchers in order to promote responsible AI and other sociotechnical systems.

“We are thrilled to welcome this wonderful class of fellows to BKC as we invigorate the Center as a physical meeting point for impact and engagement,” said Sue Hendrickson, BKC Executive Director, in a statement.

“Their amazingly diverse expertise will help drive new inquiry, build connections, and foster consequential conversations about the most vexing and inspiring challenges in our field.”

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is one of the leading institutions globally focused on exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment.

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