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Human Rights, Gender Violence, and the Challenge of Global Governance by Number

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Center for Advanced Study
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) -- Auditorium
Apr 10, 2018   3:00 pm  

Sally Engle Merry
Silver Professor of Anthropology, New York University

Professor Sally Engle Merry’s research interests focus on human rights, gender violence and, most recently, how big data indicators have been used as a tool of power to influence global governance practices. Big data sets and the statistical techniques that accompany them have impacted governance, decision-making, and the public’s access to information. Professor Merry will address the implications of the “big data” revolution on contemporary social life and global governance.

Hosted by: Center for Global Studies

In conjunction with: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cline Center for Democracy, College of Agriculture and Consumer Economics, College of Law, Department of Anthropology, Department of Economics, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Statistics, European Union Center, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, International and Area Studies Library, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Program in Women and Gender in Global Perspectives, Spurlock Museum, University Library

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