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Policy Briefing Note: An International Approach to Data Privacy

This is part of an ongoing research agenda geared toward understanding the increasingly central role of data in our public and civic lives.

Games to Strengthen Local Communities? New Research Examines How Cities Can Tap into Popular Games

Research by American University provides case studies and best practices for cities to leverage games like Pokémon GO to achieve local goals

Trumpeting Decency in Trump’s Town: AFI Docs Showcases Big Issues

A quick snapshot of the documentaries and discussions at AFI Docs held in Washington DC in June 2018.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Picture Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival A documentary festival can feel like an exercise in resisting hopelessness. Films on refugees, cruel research experiments, income inequality, murder —...

Running With Scissors

Toby Shimin, editor for This Is Home; Penelope Falk, the editor for STEP; Carla Gutierrez, editor for RBG; George O’Donnell, editor for Jackie Robinson When I looked at the schedule for the Full...

This is Home

Courtesy Sundance Institute The documentary This is Home: A Refugee Story follows four Syrian families as they maneuver through the hurdles of creating their new lives in the US. The film begins...

Crime + Punishment

Photo Sourced from Sundance Institute Stephen Maing’s Crime + Punishment is a brow-raising, blood-boiling, and deeply intriguing documentary about the brave officers of the NYPD who have spoken...

Three Identical Strangers

David Kellman, Eddy Galland, and Bobby Shafran in “Three Identical Stangers”Photo sourced from Sundance Institute One of my favorite films screened at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2018...

Minding the Gap

Director Bing Liu with Full Frame Festival 2018 Student Fellows Sunshine Yang and Amelia Tyson. What do you do when you find that what your friend is doing is questionable? Or when you really want...

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