Adrian Hong:CITP Luncheon Series
Technology As a Force for Good
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 12:30 -1:30 pm
Location: 306 Sherrerd Hall
Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.
A conversation on practical, positive applications of technology, from Libyan cell phones and dissidents in closed countries to combating resource scarcity or providing vision care for children. Key technologies can play transformational roles. Adrian Hong will share off-the-record on specific and general humanitarian and human rights applications of various technologies, and about some of the projects he’s involved in.
Adrian Hong currently serves as Director of the Pegasus Project, an initiative working in closed societies worldwide.
Mr. Hong is co-founder and former Executive Director of Liberty in North Korea, or LiNK, an international NGO devoted to human rights in North Korea, and the protection of North Korean refugees all over the world. In December of 2006, Mr. Hong was arrested along with 2 LiNK field workers and 6 North Korean refugees in the People’s Republic of China and imprisoned before being released and deported.
He also currently advises or serves on the boards of several non-profit and for profit ventures, including Open Source Ecology, Lumoon Vision and Street Symphony. He was a Visiting Lecturer in 2008 teaching “America, Human Rights and Foreign Policy” at Korea’s Ewha University. He is a TED Senior Fellow and currently a Visiting Associate Professional Specialist with CITP.