ICTC’s Tech & Human Rights Series

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A Conversation with Professor Ronald Niezen

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Professor Ronald Niezen is the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy in the Faculty of Law and in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University. He holds the Canada Research Chair in the Anthropology of Law, and was selected as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair for Canadian Studies, Harvard University, for 2018–2019. An anthropologist with wide-ranging research experience, Professor Niezen researches and teaches in the areas of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous peoples, and human rights. You can find out more about his research and work here.
Faun Rice is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Faun is a social scientist with previous experience in audience/visitor experience museum research and endangered language revitalization. With ICTC, Faun brings her perennial interest in human social organization to bear on the impact of emerging technologies on the labour market, career pathways, and urban and rural life in Canada
Kiera Schuller, Research & Policy Analyst (ICTC), holds a background in human rights, international law, and global governance. Kiera launched ICTC’s new Human Rights Series in 2020 to explore the ethical and human rights implications of emerging technologies such as AI and robotics on rights, equality, privacy, freedom of expression, and non-discrimination.

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