OII’s Wednesday Webinar Week 8 ‘The Future of Knowledge Governance: Sharing and Creating Knowledge for All’
The Oxford Internet Institute welcomes Katherine Maher, CEO and Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, hosted by Professor Philip Howard, Director of the OII.
Access to knowledge can empower communities and lift up societies. During this event, we’ll discuss Wikipedia as one of many models for sharing free knowledge with the world, and explore a framework for knowledge governance that is rooted in content moderation, new content generation, and increased participation.
About the speakers
Katherine Maher is the CEO and Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. Katherine is a long-time advocate for free and open societies, and has worked around the world leading the integration of technology and innovation in human rights, good governance, and international development. She has worked with UNICEF, the National Democratic Institute, the World Bank, and Access Now on programs supporting technologies for democratic participation, civic engagement, and open government. Katherine is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a Security Fellow at the Truman Project. She is on the Board of the American University of Beirut and the Digital Public Library of America.