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April 3 Wednesday

The Power of Open Internet & Open Communities: Doing it the Wikipedia Way, Jorge Vargas, Wikimedia Foundation

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:10PM - 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 120
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Description

Jorge Vargas, Head of Regional Partnerships at the Wikimedia Foundation, will speak on law and policy issues concerning the “Power of Open” - Open Internet, Open access, Open knowledge, and open source. He will explain the multiplier effect that having things in the public Commons offers to the public good, showcasing Wikipedia as a wider cultural heritage preservation tool, as well as a multiplier of knowledge.

Jorge Vargas is Head of Regional Partnerships at the Wikimedia Foundation

Jorge manages a business development team in emerging markets focused on leveraging public and private sector partnerships to advance Wikipedia readership and local content creation. His team specializes in working with partners interested in the intersection of technology and education, ranging in scope from international organizations to technology companies as well as non-profits across the globe.  An attorney by training, parallel to business development, Jorge is also involved in public policy matters around access to knowledge and the open web. Jorge has a Bachelors in Law from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, where he was born and raised, and has lived in San Francisco for the past six years.

 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, WIII