Job Announcement: McCourt Institute project research and coordination intern in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT THE MCCOURT INSTITUTE The McCourt Institute was established in 2021 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, and aims to enhance digital governance by supporting timely, actionable research on ethical technology and serving as a meeting ground for technologists, social scientists, policymakers and governance experts, and leaders from […]

Tech Teams Behind Project Liberty and Polkadot Join Forces to Advance Vision of Web3 that Empowers Users, Protects Privacy, and Unlocks Social Graph from Grip of Social Media Giants

New collaboration leverages the power of Polkadot’s technology to advance Project Liberty’s Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP) as the core social layer of tomorrow’s internet LOS ANGELES, California and ZUG, Switzerland – The technology teams behind Project Liberty and Polkadot  have entered into a formal agreement to collaborate on the first implementation of the Decentralized […]

Job Announcement: Director Europe, McCourt Institute

Position: Director Europe // Location: Paris, France Reporting to: Executive Director, McCourt Institute ABOUT THE MCCOURT INSTITUTE The McCourt Institute was established in 2021 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, and aims to enhance digital governance by supporting timely, actionable research on ethical technology and serving as a […]

ICYMI: Why it’s time to reset the internet

Post-event report Frank McCourt speaks at Georgetown University about technology policy, the potential of new tech models, and why it’s time to reset the internet On Monday, April 4, the Georgetown Technology Policy Initiative (GTPI) hosted Frank McCourt, Chairman & CEO of McCourt Global and founder of Project Liberty, for a conversation on “Past, Present, […]

ICYMI: In Conversation with Frank McCourt and Frances Haugen

Post-event report By Marie Camille Hubault and the McCourt Institute On Monday, March 28, the McCourt Institute hosted the Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen, in conversation with Frank McCourt about the current state of Big Tech, regulations currently underway, and a better path for digital governance. The event was moderated by McCourt Institute Inaugural Executive Director […]

ICYMI: McCourt Institute launched in Paris with public event on the future of tech governance

On Thursday, March 10, the McCourt Institute brought together experts and innovators from a broad range of backgrounds and communities to discuss the future of tech governance and celebrate the dedication of the Institute’s European home on Sciences Po’s campus in Paris. The event featured: Marie-Laure Denis, President, French data protection authority (CNIL); Manuel Heitor, […]

Portuguese Technology Minister Heitor on technology governance in a digital age

Understanding “human agency” and the need to guarantee responsible, people-centered and climate-aware systems for our common good in a decentralized and AI-driven digital age Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal Background note prepared for the McCourt Institute inaugural event – The Future of Tech Governance Paris, March 9 & 10, 2022 […]