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It’s all about adding an ‘s’: crafting policies of information Technologies

It’s all about adding an ‘s’: crafting policies of information Technologies

Participating as a formal delegate in the twelve annual meeting of the Commission for Science and technology for development in the United Nations provided me with the opportunity to reflect upon the process of crafting policies in the area of information technology in the international level. I couldn’t help noticing the main obstacles that accompany […]

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Provocative Statement of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh in the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development

By on May 25, 2009 in Policy with 2 Comments
Provocative Statement of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh in the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development

I was really impressed by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh statement in the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development. While most of the speakers in the the opening ceremony were very ceremonial, he was provocative. He kindly gave me his speech and allowed me to post it here. Here it is: “1. Allow me to start […]

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Inclusiveness and Politics in the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development

By on May 24, 2009 in Announcements, Policy with 5 Comments
Inclusiveness and Politics in the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development

It is Sunday morning, and I am writing this post in the airplane, on my way to Geneva to represent Israel in the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development in its annual meeting (May 25-29, 2009). (Thanks ISOCI-IL who supported my candidacy for this role). The first thought that crossed my mind when […]

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10 Years of “Code” – Debate on Lessig book

By on May 12, 2009 in Announcements, General with 0 Comments
10 Years of “Code” – Debate on Lessig book

Lawrence Lessig’s Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace turns 10 this year (see an update version of the book that is interactive with users – Code: Version 2.0). The Cato Institute hosted a debate about the book for this occation. Below you can find Declan McCullagh’s article which criticizes Lessig’s approach and the response fromJonathan Zittrain, […]

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E-Government/E-Commerce Comparative Analysis – ready for the next phase

E-Government/E-Commerce Comparative Analysis – ready for the next phase

The E2ECA project (E-Government to E-Commerce Comparative Analysis) just concluded the cluster analysis phase. In that phase the team tried to identify the main challenges that e-governement and e-commerce are facing, how these challenges are being addressed and what these two sectors can learn from each other. The next phase will be conducted in January […]

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