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Human Rights and Technology Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Human Rights and Technology will critically analyze the intersections between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and human rights.
Students can explore such critical issues as: data rights, privacy, misinformation, artificial intelligence, surveillance, cyberactivism, encryption, e-learning, and data literacy.
Numerous technologies can also be covered such as big databases, blockchain, surveillance technology, virtual reality, crowdsourcing of human rights data, and archiving of digital media.
The program critically assess the capabilities and limitations of currently used and emerging ICTs and will be highly distinct in its coverage of emerging threats to the human experience in an increasingly computationally-driven and algorithmic decision-making world.
Students will learn from human rights practitioners and technological experts who are breaking new ground using technological applications for advancing human rights.
Students will also have opportunity to work with scholars who study the ethical and political dimensions of technology and human rights, and the implications of new challenges like fake news, false video, data collection and improper use.
Through their coursework and final projects students will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects with human rights organizations and technology professionals.