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Yochai Benkler Keynote Address "Open Access, Cooperation, and Commons: The (Uncertain) Retreat of Possessive Individualism in Networked Society."

When Feb 13, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where AGR Room of the UC Davis Alumni Visitors Center (Map:http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?b=31)
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Dr. Yochai Benkler (Harvard Law) will deliver a keynote address: "Open Access, Cooperation, and Commons: The (Uncertain) Retreat of Possessive Individualism in Networked Society." The talk will be followed by a reception.

The talk will launch a two-day inaugural conference "Publish or Perish? The Future of Academic Publishing and Careers," part of a new CSIS research project on "Innovating Scholarly Communication" Major themes will include the Changing Nature of the Journal, Peer Review, Beyond Manuscripts, and Alternative Metrics and Evaluation Procedures.

Registration required. For full conference details, please see the Conference Website.

Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Since the 1990s he has played a role in characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of Networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom (Yale University Press 2006), which won academic awards from the American Political Science Association, the American Sociological Association, and the McGannon award for social and ethical relevance in communications. In 2012 he received a lifetime achievement award from Oxford University in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the study and public understanding of the Internet and information goods.His work is socially engaged, winning him the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award in 2011, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award for 2007, and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2006. It is also anchored in the realities of markets, and was cited as "perhaps the best work yet about the fast moving, enthusiast-driven Internet" by the Financial Times and named best business book about the future in 2006 by Strategy and Business. Benkler has advised governments and international organizations on innovation policy and telecommunications, and serves on the boards or advisory boards of several nonprofits engaged in working towards an open society. His work can be freely accessed at benkler.org.

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