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Blockchain: Grassroots initiatives for democracy

Blockchain: Grassroots initiatives for democracy

A Dukakis Center event at Reworks Agora 2018 

The Dukakis Center at ACT- American College of Thessaloniki will launch its 20th anniversary season of public service initiatives by co-sponsoring with the Thessaloniki US Consulate the keynote session of Reworks Agora on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 5 PM in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. The featured speaker is Dr. Victoria Alsina of Harvard University and GovLab, who will discuss "Blockchain: Grassroots initiatives for democracy." The session will be moderated by Aphrodite Bouikidis, consultant for urban innovation and international partnerships with the Resilience Office of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. A limited number of free tickets are available in NB Office 1.

Victoria Alsina is a Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Research Professor in the Technology, Culture, and Society Department at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, where she directs the Crowdlaw Initiative at the Governance Lab (GovLab). As an international consultant, she has advised numerous governments, private institutions and non-profit organizations, including the OECD, the European Union and the Inter-American Development Bank, on issues related to public sector reform, collaborative governance and democratic innovation.

At Reworks Agora 2018, Victoria Alsina will speak to us about how new technology offers the opportunity for public institutions to learn from our collective wisdom, reviewing good practices from around the world: from e-consultation platforms and open innovation initiatives to cryptocurrencies. Redesigning our governing practices to solve the complex policy challenges of the 21st century (and to repair the social contract!) urgently demands creating a two-way conversation between government and the governed. Let’s talk about it!

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Reworks Agora is a one-day, cross-thematic forum that features keynote speakers, discussions, musical performances and screenings by leading experts and pioneers in the creative economy, culture, technology and contemporary thinking.

On September 16, 2018, Reworks Agora will host speakers from Greece and abroad to present initiatives and projects on music and culture, technology, digital culture and cultural entrepreneurship that shape the future of the cultural ecosystem. The event is part of the European program, We are Europe, and will co-operate special organized programs with the internationally acclaimed forums Sonar + D (Barcelona, ​​Spain), C / O Pop (Cologne, Germany) and Today’s Art (The Hague).

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