We are thrilled to announce the 2020 Assembly Fellows cohort for the Assembly: Disinformation program at the Berkman Klein Center. The Assembly program gathers small cohorts of students, professionals, and experts to explore and confront emerging problems at the intersection of technology and policy; this year’s program takes up disinformation in the digital public sphere from a cybersecurity perspective.
The Assembly Fellowship, which starts its fourth iteration on February 24, 2020, is designed for technologists, managers, policymakers, and other professionals who want to actively collaborate across disciplines and sectors to work in the public interest. This year’s Fellows will confront problems related to disinformation by creating collaborative provocations or prototypes that offer tangible ways to better understand, counter, and draw attention to disinformation campaigns.
Assembly encourages interdisciplinary learning, collaboration across sectors, and the conversion of ideas into tools and actionable policies. The Fellowship begins with two weeks of team-building, intensive ideation, and learning. This is followed by a collaborative development period, when cohort will build projects in small teams. The cohort is supported by our staff and an expert advisory board.
The 2020 Assembly Fellows cohort is made up of seventeen participants with experience in the private sector, academia, civil society, and government. You can learn more about the group on Assembly’s website. Each member of the cohort participates as an individual, not a representative of their organization. The fellows’ bios include institutional affiliations for identification purposes only.
We look forward to learning and creating with them.