Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is based on a talk I gave in Sri Lanka last year at the University of Peradeniya, but with a heavier technology component given the engineering audience. Technology and Human Rights Talk. My talk this week at Stanford was videoed and placed on the EE380 class website. I covered our Human Rights program, including the Martus Project and the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (which joined Benetech last year).

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our staff are actively working in the region in Sri Lanka and East Timor, but on December 26th were not in harm's way. Our partner groups and friends in Sri Lanka have also fared well, to our relief. I was especially happy to hear from my friend Professor Weerakkody of the University of Peradeniya that he and his family were safe.


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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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