Tech Governance Workshops

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During the 2022-2023 academic year, we are hosting multiple workshops in the fall and spring semesters. These workshops – open to Student Fellows, Faculty Fellows, and College of Law Faculty – align with the capstone Technology Governance course taught by Nebraska Governance and Technology Center faculty. A copy of the paper each speaker will be discussing will be made available on this page one week prior to the event date.

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Heike Hofmann

January 31st - Heike Hofmann, Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University, will be joining us to discuss topics from two of her papers – Automatic Matching of Bullet Land Impressions and Comparison of Three Similarity Scores for Bullet LEA Matching. This workshop will be at Willa Cather Dining Center in Red Cloud Room B at 3:30pm.

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Matthew Tokson

February 28th - Matthew Tokson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah, will be joining us to discuss two of his papers – The Carpenter Test as a Transformation of Fourth Amendment Law and Telephone Pole Cameras Under Fourth Amendment Law. This workshop will be at Willa Cather Dining Center in Red Cloud Room B at 3:30pm.

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Kathryn Kleiman

March 23rd - Kathryn Kleiman, Senior Fellow at American University's Washington College of Law, will be joining us to discuss her book Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Modern Computer. The book is based on her longtime research and interviews of the six ENIAC Programmers. These six women programmed ENIAC, the world’s first general-purpose, programmable, all-electronic computer, as part of a secret US Army project during and after WWII. Student and Faculty Fellows will receive a complementary copy of the book at the workshop. This workshop will be at Willa Cather Dining Center in the Pioneers Room at 3:30pm.

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Asaf Lubin

April 6th - Dr. Asaf Lubin, Professor of Law at Indiana University Bloomington's Maurer School of Law, will be joining us to discuss his paper, Selling Surveillance. Dr. Lubin’s research centers around the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates to the regulation of cybersecurity harms, liabilities, and insurance as well as policy design around governmental and corporate surveillance, data protection, and internet governance. This workshop will be at Willa Cather Dining Center in the Pioneers Room at 3:30pm.

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Samantha Zyontz

April 18th - Samantha Zyontz, visiting Professor at Boston University School of Law, will be joining us to discuss her research on the effect of knowledge and tools on the direction of research ideas, intellectual property strategy, and the influence of institutions on the rate and direction of innovation. The paper she will be discussing will be provided here one week prior to the workshop. This workshop location is TBD.

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The following speakers participated in our Fall 2022 Tech Governance Workshops. Additionally, each speaker joined us in recording an episode of the NGTC's Podcast, Tech Refactored.


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Charlotte Tschider

August 30th - Charlotte Tschider joined us remotely to discuss her paper, Prescribing Exploitation. This work details the increasingly reliant nature between wearable artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructures and the human body, and how these AI algorithms may render discriminatory effects that alter treatment paths and other aspects of patient welfare.


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James Coleman

September 13th - James Coleman, Professor of Law at SMU's Dedman School of Law, joined us to discuss his paper, The Strategic Energy Reserve. Professor Coleman's paper builds on a prior paper of his, Pipelines and Power-Lines: Building the Energy Transport Future.


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Lisa Benjamin

September 27th - Lisa Benjamin, Associate Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, joined us to discuss her paper, EVs as EJ.


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Peter Swire

October 11th - Peter Swire, Professor of Law and Ethics at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, joined us to discuss his paper, Risks to Cybersecurity from Data Localization, Organized by Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures of Threat Actors and Defenders. This paper is a continuation of Swire's 2022 paper, The Effects of Data Localization on Cybersecurity.


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Mark Koyama

October 25th - Mark Koyama, Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University, joined us to discuss his recent book, How the World Became Rich.


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Jeff Prince

November 8th - Jeff Prince, Professor of Business Economics at Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, joined us to discuss his recent paper, Do People Around the World Care Whether Their Data Are Stored Locally?


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Chinmayi Sharma

November 22nd - Chinmayi Sharma, a Lecturer and Research Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, joined us to discuss her recent paper, Tragedy of the Digital Commons. Sharma's paper examines the vulnerabilities of open-source software.