Program

DAILY SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
3:30PM Conference registration begins (continues until 7:30PM)
Corwin Pavilion Lobby
6-7:30PM Dinner and welcoming remarks
Corwin Pavilion
8-9PM Keynote Address
Campbell Hall

Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Tickets to this event are included with full registration only. To buy tickets separately, contact UCSB Arts & Lectures.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
8-8:30AM Conference registration, breakfast
Corwin Pavilion Lobby
8:30-8:45AM Welcome and conference overview
Corwin Pavilion
8:45-9:45AM Opening plenary: Assessing Risks and Promises of New Technologies
Corwin Pavilion

Elizabeth Grossman, journalist and author of Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry and High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health

Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University

9:45-10AM Coffee break
Corwin Pavilion
10-11:30AM Concurrent sessions 1

1.1 – People, Water, and Energy
Santa Barbara Harbor Room

1.2 – NGOs and Equitable/Sustainable Development
State Street Room

1.3 – Linking Technologies and Societal Needs
Corwin Pavilion

11:40-12:15PM Plenary: Group report-back to review morning session outcomes
Corwin Pavilion
12:15-1:15PM Buffet lunch and Poster presentations
Corwin Pavilion
1:15-2:15PM Plenary - Challenges and Opportunities for NGOs Posed by New Technologies
Corwin Pavilion

Lisa Parks, Director of the Center for Information Technology and Society and Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California Santa Barbara

Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief Foundation

2:15-3:30PM Concurrent Sessions 2

2.1 – Challenges and Opportunities for NGOs Posed by Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology
Corwin Pavilion

2.2 – New Media and NGO Organizing
State Street Room

2.3 – GIS: Enabling or Invading Technologies?
Santa Barbara Harbor Room

3:30-3:45PM Coffee break
Corwin Pavilion
3:45-4:15PM Plenary: Group report-back to review afternoon session outcomes and the next day’s program
Corwin Pavilion
4:15-4:30PM Break
4:30-5:30PM NGO Plenary: Meeting Workplace Needs
Corwin Pavilion West
5:30-5:45PM Break
5:45-7:00PM

NGO Marketplace and Reception
Corwin Pavilion West

Learn about the exciting work of our NGO conference participants! NGO representatives will be hosting tables to showcase their current projects and past achievements. Students with an interest in working for nonprofits are welcome to meet with our invited guests to learn about opportunities and what it’s like to work in the nonprofit sector.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15
8-8:30AM Breakfast and conference registration
Corwin Pavilion
8:30-9:30AM Plenary: Defining and Achieving Social Responsibility
Corwin Pavilion

David Lewis, Professor of Social Policy and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science

Andy Stirling, Professor of Science and Technology Policy, Sussex University

9:30AM-11AM Concurrent Sessions 3

3.1 – Worker Representation in the Fast-Changing Workplace: The Role of Unions in Responsible Development
State Street Room

3.2 – Corporate Social Responsibility
Santa Barbara Harbor Room

3.3 – The Role of NGOs in Governance from the Perspective of Government Agencies
Corwin Pavilion

11-11:15AM Coffee Break
Corwin Pavilion
11:15-11:45AM Plenary: Group report-back to review morning session outcomes
Corwin Pavilion
11:45AM-12:45PM Buffet lunch
Corwin Pavilion
12:45-2:45PM Plenary: Global Governance of New Technologies
Corwin Pavilion

Peter Asaro, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs at The New School; Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control; and Spokesperson for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NCGSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society center, North Carolina State University

Chris Newfield, Professor of literature and American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Simone Pulver, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Tarun Wadhwa, researcher at the Hybrid Reality Institute and author of Identified: Why They Are Getting to Know Everything about Us

2:45-3PM Coffee Break
Corwin Pavilion
3-3:30PM Concluding remarks
Corwin Pavilion

Keynote Speaker

Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist

“He is, in his commitment to the fundamental ideals of news reporting, comparable to the great [Edward R.] Murrow.” Today
A Path Appears cover

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
THU, NOV 13 / 8 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof is an extraordinary thinker, human rights advocate and chronicler of humanity. A Path Appears, his galvanizing new book with Sheryl WuDunn (with whom he also wrote Half the Sky), shines a light on global game changers. Using scrupulous research and reportage, he examines the success of domestic and global aid initiatives and the effectiveness of specific approaches to giving, offering practical advice on the best ways each of us can make a difference.
 
Books will be available for purchase and signing
 
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures in conjunction with the UCSB Center for Nanotechnology in Society conference, “Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Role of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures”