1. Valeria Valdez

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    Valeria is an Industrial Designer with studies in Electronics. She is a Master’s degree candidate in Product Design  & Development at UAM Azcapotzalco. She has been coordinator & facilitator of Global Goals Jam Mexico City since 2017 to 2021 and of Disur Jam for the Congress “Diseños del Sur” for Latin America. Her projects seek to integrate design, technology and gender to address complex problems in society. She has been exhibiting her work in Museo Franz Mayer, El Rule, Pandeo, University of Illinois and Seattle Design Festival.
    She participated in the International Project ” Design, Gender and Education for all” between Uruguay and Mexico ( UTU-UAM).
    First generation of the “Costurero Electrónico”  2020-2021.
    In 2019 she received the prize “Premio Nacional de Diseño: Diseña MX” for Mobile devices. Nowadays she is an intern of LeNS Network in UAM Cuajimalpa and a member of the Young Designers Circle 2022-2023 from the World Design Organization.
  2. Ganesh Sitaraman

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    Professor Ganesh Sitaraman holds the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and is the Director of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator. He teaches and writes about constitutional law, the regulatory state, economic policy, democracy, and foreign affairs.

    Sitaraman’s most recent book is Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy (2022) (with Morgan Ricks, Shelley Welton & Lev Menand). He is also the author ofThe Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America (Basic Books, 2019); The Public Option (Harvard Univ. Press, 2019) (with Anne Alstott); The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017), which was one of The New York Times’ 100 notable books of 2017; and The Counterinsurgent’s Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012), which won the 2013 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.

  3. Gaia Bernstein

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    Gaia Bernstein is the Technology, Privacy and Policy Professor, Co-Director of the Institute for Privacy Protection and Co-Director of the Gibbons Institute for Law Science and Technology at the Seton Hall University School of Law. Professor Bernstein specializes in law and technology, information privacy, health privacy, intellectual property, law and genetics, and reproductive technologies. Her scholarship examines users’ interactions with new technologies across diverse legal fields. Professor Bernstein’s book: Unwired: Gaining Control Over Addictive Technologies is forthcoming March 2023 with Cambridge University Press. She is the founding director of the Institute for Privacy Protection. She created and spearheaded the Institute’s nationally recognized Outreach Program, which educated parents and students about technology overuse and privacy.

    Professor Bernstein’s scholarship has been published in leading law reviews including the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the Washington Law Review and the U.C. Davis Law Review. Her work has been selected to the Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum and received extensive media coverage. Professor Bernstein was the Chair of the Section on Privacy and Defamation and a member of the Executive Board of the Section on Intellectual Property of the American Association of Law Schools.

  4. W. Russell Neuman

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    W. Russell Neuman is Professor of Media Technology at New York University. He served as a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy working in the areas of information technology, broadband policy and international security. His recent books include The Gordian Knot: Political Gridlock on the Information Highway, (MIT Press), Digital Difference: Evolving Media Technology and the Theory of Communication Effects (Harvard University Press) and Evolutionary Intelligence: How Technology Will Make Us Smarter (MIT Press). Dr. Neuman held the John Derby Evans Chair of Media Technology at the University of Michigan, taught at the University of Pennsylvania where he directed the Information and Society Program of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. He also taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School and Yale University and was one of the founding faculty of the MIT Media Laboratory. His sociology is from the University of California, Berkeley and his undergraduate degree is from Cornell University.

  5. Francesca Tripodi

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    Dr. Francesca Tripodi (she/her) is a sociologist and information scholar whose research examines the relationship between search engines, participatory platforms, politics, and society. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and a Senior Researcher at the Center for Information Technology and Public Life (CITAP) at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Tripodi is a recognized expert in the field of misinformation. She has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on how search engines are gamed to drive ideologically based queries, has been funded by the National Science Foundation to study the cultural complexities of search literacy, and uncovered patterns of gender inequality on Wikipedia.  Her research has been covered by NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Columbia Journalism Review, Wired, Slate, The Guardian, and The Neiman Journalism Lab