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Summer School ‘Data in Democracy’

Monday 2 July 2018 - Friday 6 July 2018
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

Forms, functions, and impacts of data in democratic societies

The Data in Democracy Summer School brings together a select group of participants from a variety of sectors for five days to learn, share, and apply crucial insights concerning the forms, functions, and impacts of data in democratic societies. Participants will take part in a series of lectures and discussions with built-in practical exercises, engage in social and networking activities, and, on the final day, take part in a hackathon using real-world data. This year’s theme is ‘fake news’, and during the hackathon participants will apply insights from earlier in the week to critically analyse an original dataset from online media sources.

The Data in Democracy Summer School is hosted by the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. Leiden University has campuses in both Leiden and The Hague. Summer School lectures will be held at the Wijnhaven, a brand new academic facility in The Hague, and Wednesday social functions will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the historic Leiden location.

Public keynote lecture

The Summer School’s keynote lecture is also open for a wider audience:

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 17:00, Andrew Guess (Princeton University): ‘When Data Meets Disinformation’

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