Engage.EU Roundtables “Digital Innovation in the 21st Century”

Engage.EU Roundtables “Digital Innovation in the 21st Century”

Luiss Guido Carli is pleased to announce that Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm marks the start of the Engage.EU Roundtables, a new series of digital events organized as part of the Engage.EU alliance of universities, in which Luiss joins with experts from partner universities in the discussion and understanding of modern societal challenges, including digitalization, artificial intelligence, climate change and sustainability.

The first roundtable, on the topic of Digital Innovation, features Barbara Stoettinger, Professor and Dean of the WU Executive Academy, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Tor W. Andreassen, Professor and Director of the research center Digital Innovations for sustainable Growth (DIG), NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Luiss Rector Andrea Prencipe will host.

The event will be held in English and participants are encouraged to join the discussion and ask their questions by participating in the dedicated Q&A Session.

Click here to register to the first roundtable “Digital Transformation in the 21st Century”.

Build Baton Rouge Receives $5M Grant in JPMorgan Chase’s AdvancingCities Challenge

Build Baton Rouge Receives $5M Grant in JPMorgan Chase’s AdvancingCities Challenge

LabGov.city is proud to be collaborating with Build Baton Rouge, an initiative that won a 2020 AdvancingCities award!

“Build Baton Rouge’s 2020 AdvancingCities award will help fund Masterplan programs that will eliminate blight, grow small businesses, and preserve housing affordability in North Baton Rouge, Louisiana (US). To accomplish these goals and deliver the grant’s objectives, Build Baton Rouge has partnered with Metromorphosis, TruFund Financial Services, and Co-City Baton Rouge.” (buildbatonrouge.org)

Baton Rouge Collaborative in partnership will LabGov.City will effectively carry out two activites:

Community Land Trust
The establishment of a hybrid Community Land Trust/Land Bank entity to preserve North Baton Rouge housing and commercial affordability, and grow concentrated wealth, and create a platform for neighborhood-level capacity building.

Pocket Park
The transformation of a vacant, blighted lot at the corner of Plank Road and Myrtlelawn Drive into a community park designed by students at LSU School of Design and managed by BREC.

source of the image: @buildbatonrouge Instagram

About JPMorgan Chase AdvancingCities
The AdvancingCities competition invites applicants to demonstrate plans that address equity issues such as race and income. The proposed plans must present imaginative solutions to complex systemic challenges and demonstrate a collaborative approach to executing the project goals. Build Baton Rouge was one of only eight applicants chosen to receive this prestigious and generous award.

Visit the Build Baton Rouge Website to learn more about their project!

“Designing in Dark Times: An Arendtian Lexicon” by Virginia Tassinari & Eduardo Staszowski

“Designing in Dark Times: An Arendtian Lexicon” by Virginia Tassinari & Eduardo Staszowski

On the 12th of November the book “Designing in Dark Times: An Arendtian Lexicon” will be released online! Congratulations to the editors Virginia Tassinari and Eduardo Staszowski and to the many world-wide scholars and designers who contributed to the writing of the book. This unique book uses insights and quotations drawn from Arendt’s major writings (The Human Condition; The Origins of Totalitarianism, Men in Dark Times) to assemble a new kind of lexicon for politics, designing and acting today. It offers up an extraordinary range of short essays that use moments and quotations from Arendt’s thought as the starting points for reflection on how these terms can be conceived for contemporary design and political praxis. Neither simply dictionary nor glossary, the lexicon brings together designing and political philosophy to begin to create a new language for acting and designing against dark times.

You can find a chapter written by prof. Christian Iaione, co-director of LabGov.City, and Elena De Nictolis, fellow researcher at LabGov.City. Some of the key points stressed out in the chapter include the gender imbalance and ethics aspects of innovation and sustainability and how it’s necessary not to just limit our view to homo economicus but to expand it towards a definition of homo collaborans. This is particularly coherent with the theory of the commons where the traditional economic approach is questioned. As a matter of fact, a new model of economic agent is proposed: the mulier activa which is rooted in the concept of individuals entailed by Hannah Arendt’s conception of vita active.

You can pre-order the book here

Luiss University invites outstanding scholars to express their interest for one Associate/Full professorship of Law and Governance of Innovation.

Luiss University invites outstanding scholars to express their interest for one Associate/Full professorship of Law and Governance of Innovation.

The Department of Law of Luiss University invites outstanding scholars to express their interest for one Associate/Full professorship of Law and Governance of Innovation. Ideal candidates will show a passionate drive to engage in Luiss University’s dynamic and stimulating academic environment and contribute to its further development. Candidates must hold a PhD from a leading university and have teaching experience.

They will have research experience on, and intend to pursue research projects in, the field of Law and Governance of Innovation. A focus on public law and policy, urban law and policy, sustainable development, digital innovation and equality, governance of the commons, environmental, climate and social justice, social innovation and emerging technologies is required. 

This course will be offered within the Master program Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability. One of the main objectives of the program is to make students confront themselves with concrete projects. The idea is that the original training on the job concept is overturned and replaced by a new one: job on the training. Students, from the beginning, must engage in job-like activities for them to achieve practical skills that will be crucial for their professional career. The aim of the master program is to give birth to managers of complexity who, with their skills, can face the upcoming global challenges. Therefore, ideal candidates must show particular attention to applied research in the above-mentioned fields and the ability to think out of the box. To face such challenges professors and students can count on the partnership with LabGov.City – the LABoratory for the GOVernance of the City as a Commons – an international network of theoretical, empirical and applied research platforms engaged in exploring and developing methods, policies, and projects focused on the shared and collaborative management of urban spaces and resources. LabGov is co-directed by Professor Sheila Foster and Christian Iaione and is mainly active within Georgetown University and Luiss Guido Carli University. The master program conceives multidisciplinarity as a key driver for innovation and sustainability so, for this reason, candidates are welcome to consider the possible intersections among different fields in order to exploit them to deliver ground-breaking knowledge.

Luiss University is specialised in Social Sciences and educates over 9,500 students, providing a diverse and international learning environment that weaves academic rigour with practical relevance. Among various projects in line with this methodology it is worth to mention the Blockchain and Innovation Law Lab (BILL). This lab focuses on promoting and developing prominent research on an international level, concerning the relationship between law and technological innovations, with a major focus on DLT and blockchain-related technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Infrastructures applying a multi- and inter- disciplinary approach. With over 200 international institutional partnerships, the University has developed strong connections with the business community, government institutions and civil society. Moreover, Luiss University engages in the university’s third mission meaning that the knowledge produced must benefit society as a whole and foster social, cultural and economic development.   

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by November 18th, 2:00PM (CET, UTC +1).

For further information and to know all requirements please visit: https://www.luiss.edu/call-expression-interest-october-2020/associate-full-professor-international-governance-law

For further information about the MSc Law Digital Innovation and Sustainability please visit: https://www.luiss.it/ammissione/offerta-formativa/laurea-magistrale/law-digital-innovation-sustainability

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