Speaking about NGOs and lack of identification globally at UCSB

I had pleasure of speaking at University of California Santa Barbara Center For Nanotechnology In Society about the role of NGOs and government in improving identification systems around the world. Thank you to Richard Appelbaum for the invitation.

The conference report and further information can be found here:

Democratizing Technologies focuses on NGOs with environmental and social justice concerns regarding new technologies and asks: How can NGOs produce more equitable and sustainable outcomes of emerging technologies? What are the implications of NGO participation in governance for democracy and technological futures?

The conference is convened by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Global in scope, the conference brings together social scientists, science experts, government regulators, and NGO leaders to consider how NGOs – by engaging broader publics, media and policy makers – can and should influence technological investment, advancement, and regulation within a rubric of “responsible development.”

Tarun Wadhwa