‘Ike Pono: Designing the Political and Economic Systems of the Internet Generation

East-West Center & the Information and Computer Sciences Department Joint Seminar

Speaker: Jack Anderson, Diplomat in Residence, East-West Center

Wednesday May 29, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
John A. Burns Hall Room 3121/3125 (3rd Floor)
Free and open to the public.

Abstract:

“We are 21st century citizens doing our very best to interact with 19th century designed institutions built with an information technology of the 15th century. I am convinced that it is up to us to design the political and economic systems for the internet generation.” –Pia Mancini, 2014

Wikis, the blockchain, open source initiatives and social media are transforming the democratic systems of our time. These technologies have powered an “Open World” movement that is pushing society from the Industrial Age into an Age of Networked Intelligence. The presentation will explain this movement, reveal its foundations, examine its tools, and provide a vision of what the political and economic systems of the internet generation will look like.

Wikis, the blockchain, open source initiatives and social media are transforming the democratic systems of our time. These technologies have powered an “Open World” movement that is pushing society from the Industrial Age into an Age of Networked Intelligence. The presentation will explain this movement, reveal its foundations, examine its tools, and provide a vision of what the political and economic systems of the internet generation will look like.

Jack Anderson is the Diplomat in Residence at the East-West Center. He is a career member of the Foreign Service having most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs in Washington DC. Previously, Jack was the Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Congressman Tim Walz and Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement section at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. He has spent the balance of his career providing management services for U.S. Embassies in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, and Trinidad and Tobago. Currently, he is pursuing another Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University and researching the potential of collaborative technologies to influence governance. Jack is fluent in Russian, with proficiency in Armenian, Polish and Swedish