Promoting Integrity in Student Research: Wikipedia in the Post-truth Era
Guest speaker Katherine Maher, Executive Director of Wikimedia, talked to us about student research with the help of Wikipedia…as well as the rewards and challenges of accessing information through technology. Breakout sessions were also used to provide individuals with topics in which they expressed interest in before the event to enhance their experience.
About the Guest Speaker
Katherine Maher is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and its sister projects. She is a longtime advocate for free and open societies and an expert in the use of technology for social impact.
Katherine was appointed Executive Director in July 2016, after serving as the organization’s first Chief Communications Officer. She has lived and worked around the world, leading the introduction of technology and innovation in human rights, good governance, and international development. She was a founding member of the UNICEF Innovation team, where she helped introduce open source innovation for health and child welfare. She has worked with the National Democratic Institute, the World Bank, and Access Now on programs supporting innovative technologies for democratic participation, civic engagement, youth entrepreneurship, open government, and human rights.
Katherine is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights, a fellow at the Truman National Security Project, a member of the advisory board of the Open Technology Fund and a trustee of the Project for the Study of the 21st Century. She lives in San Francisco.
Welcome—Elaine Maldonado, Director of Faculty Development
Opening Remarks—Dr. Yasemin Jones, AVP
Faculty & Academic Program Support
|10:00 am||Helen Lane, Emerging Technologies Librarian
Katherine Maher, Executive Director of Wikimedia
|12:00 pm||Jeffrey Riman, Coordinator of the CET
- 3:15 am
Iris Finkel, Hunter College, Anne Leonard, City Tech and Ryan McGrady, Wiki Education
Richard Knipel, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brian Fallon and Sarah Blazer, Writing Studio
- 4:00 pm
|Conclusion of Activities and Certificate|