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Workshop - Open to the Public

Development in the Data Economy Workshop

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019 | 8:30am - 5:15pm

Harvard Law School - Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A

A one day workshop will be hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. The event will focus on creating fairer data markets, exploring new business and governance models to harness personal and non-personal data, and enabling competitive forms of governance to benefit the needs of local businesses and people in all countries regardless of their level of development.

The workshop has limited places available, to express your interest to attend the meeting, click here.

Miners walk near the Toromocho copper project of the Chinese company Chinalco in Morococha, Peru, July 19, 2008. Chinese trade with Latin America has grown more than tenfold since 2000.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization

Wed., Feb. 9, 2011 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

China's growing appetite for primary products, and the ability of Latin America to supply that demand, has played a role in restoring growth in Latin America, both in the run-up to the global financial crisis and in its aftermath. However, China is simultaneously out-competing Latin American manufacturers in world markets. China is rapidly building the technological capabilities necessary for industrial development, whereas Latin American technology innovation and sophistication lags considerably.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Fostering Knowledge Sharing in Resource Management and Adaptation to Global Change in Brazil

Fri., Nov. 20, 2009 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Participatory methodologies used to develop a "hybrid" knowledge base, combining local and scientific knowledge, reflect an effort to understand the complexity of the land management decision-making to promote and protect multifunctional land uses. This is part of continuing South-South efforts between Latin America and Africa to develop land quality monitoring systems that strengthen local environmental/agricultural institutions and communities with tools that support local decision-making in natural resource management and promote sustainable land use in agricultural landscapes.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Maasai: At The Crossroads

Fri., Oct. 30, 2009 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Science Center - D

A world university premiere of a 45-minute documentary about enriching the lives of Maasai children through education while respecting their customs, traditions, and way of life.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will do a demonstration of the XO laptop after the screening.

Broadband Internet In Africa: Economic and Policy Implications

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Broadband Internet In Africa: Economic and Policy Implications

Thu., Sep. 10, 2009 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

In July 2009, Seacom, a Mauritius-based firm, launched its $700 million undersea fiber optic cable connecting eastern Africa to the rest of the world with high-speed, low-cost Internet. Based off field observations, this talk explores the economic and policy implications of what is probably the most important infrastructure investment in eastern Africa since the construction of colonial railways.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Japan's popular comic book character, Doraemon, is presented with dorayaki by Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura after Komura named Doraemon Japan's first Anime Ambassador on March 19, 2008. Doraemon will promote Japan's pop culture to the world.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Reinventing Development Cooperation: Japan's New "Science and Technology Diplomacy" Initiative

Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Governments around the world are increasingly recognizing the critical role that science and technology plays in diplomatic relations. Japan's "Science and Technology Diplomacy" initiative represents one of the most elaborate efforts to strengthen the scientific and technological content of its diplomatic activities.

Please join us! Light luncheon provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.