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2024 Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

Status: Open

  • Training & education

Organisation: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Deadline: 23/04/2024

Location: Oxford

The 2024 Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute is open for applications!

In the tradition of the Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, now in its third decade, this year’s edition — Technology, Policy and Democracy in Flux: From Inequalities to Inclusion — brings together regulators, policymakers, graduate students, academics, NGOs and others to engage with issues at the heart of technology law and policy: democracy, justice, and security in the digital age.

In the 2024 Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, the focus will be on several core themes, including AI for development and human rights, its growing application in anticipating crises, the role of technology in conflict, and the regulation of new technologies, including AI and social media.

With the participation of speakers from around the world, these themes will be explored in the context of 2024’s year of elections and the pressures facing a range of polities.  By focusing on current events such as the continuing wars in Ukraine and Ethiopia, the politics of AI policymaking across the Global South, and efforts to curb hate speech in countries that have markets marginal to Big Tech, issues of infrastructure, inequalities, and ways to foster inclusion will be explored. Their approach is decidedly global, with an emphasis on the Global South.

They will also use their vantage point from the UK to discuss emerging issues in the EU and engage with local actors, including Ofcom, the BBC, and the European Commission.  As with Summer Institutes in the past, this programme will have speakers from across Oxford, as well as prominent guests from policy, government and the private sector. One of the most exciting aspects of the Summer Institute is the vibrant and engaged group of participants and the lasting networks created.

How to apply

The application deadline for this programme is April 23, 2024. To learn more about the summer institute and apply, please click here.

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