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8/03/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10/03/2019 @ 1:00 pm

PROGRAMA TECH & SOCIETY

Moderado por Stephen Balkam, fundador y director de Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)

 

Aspen Institute España celebrará del 8 al 10 de marzo de 2019 una nueva edición del Sócrates Seminar “How Technology is Changing Us: How We Think, Relate, and Lead”. Al igual que en la anterior edición, el seminario se enmarca en el Programa Tech&Society que organizamos en colaboración con Fundación Telefónica. Este año, contará con Stephen Balkam, fundador y director de Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), como moderador.

Siguiendo las líneas marcadas por The Aspen Institute en EEUU, estos seminarios reúnen a jóvenes, de edades comprendidas entre 28 y 45 años, procedentes de distintos sectores de la sociedad civil, para reunirse a reflexionar sobre cuestiones de actualidad mediante un debate guiado por moderadores expertos. Estos seminarios permiten a sus participantes ahondar en los retos actuales y urgentes que plantea el liderazgo. El debate se genera en torno a textos contemporáneos, y son guiados por los moderadores que involucran y animan el debate entre los participantes. El núcleo de los seminarios lo compone un grupo de jóvenes destacados, incluidos emprendedores empresariales, personas procedentes del sector público, académicos y periodistas, entre otros.

Aspen Institute España y Fundación Telefónica celebraron la primera edición del Programa Tech & Society en 2017, con el objetivo de establecer un foro para la reflexión acerca de las grandes cuestiones planteadas por los avances de la tecnología digital y su influencia en ámbitos tan diversos como las relaciones humanas, la política, la educación, la economía o la medicina.

 

Biografía del moderador

Stephen Balkam has had a wide range of leadership roles in the nonprofit sector in the both the US and UK for the past 30 years. He is the Founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. FOSI’s mission is to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes the top thinkers and practitioners in government, industry and the nonprofit sectors to collaborate and innovate and to create a “culture of responsibility” in the online world. Prior to FOSI, Stephen was the Founder and CEO of the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) and lead a team which developed the world’s leading content labeling system on the web. While with ICRA, Stephen served on the US Child Online Protection Commission (COPA) in 2000 and was named one of the Top 50 UK Movers and Shakers, Internet Magazine, 2001. In 1994, Stephen was named the first Executive Director of the Recreational Software Advisory Council (RSAC) which created a unique self-labeling system for computer games and then, in 1996, Stephen launched RSACi – a forerunner to the ICRA website labeling system. For his efforts in online safety, Stephen was given the 1998 Carl Bertelsmann Prize in Gutersloh, Germany, for innovation and responsibility in the Information Society and was invited to the first and subsequent White House Internet Summits during the Clinton Administration. Stephen’s other positions include the Executive Director of the National Stepfamily Association (UK); General Secretary of the Islington Voluntary Action Council; Executive Director of Camden Community Transport as well as management positions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London) and Inter-Action. Stephen’s first job was with Burroughs Machines (now Unisys) and he had a spell working for West Nally Ltd – a sports sponsorship PR Company. Stephen received a BA, magna cum laude, in Psychology from University College, Cardiff, Wales in 1977. A native of Washington, DC, Stephen spent many years in the UK and now has dual citizenship. He writes regularly for the Huffington Post, has appeared on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs such as MSNBC, CNN, NPR and the BBC and has been interviewed by leading newspapers such as the Washington Post, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, radio and in the mainstream press. He has given presentations and spoken in 16 countries on 4 continents.

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