Friday, March 11, 2016
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum
111 Thayer Street
Friday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Open Governance and Democratizing Surveillance: A Study of NREGA in Andhra Pradesh, India
Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Brown University
Rajesh Veeraraghavan is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He works in the intersection of information technology, development, and governance, with a focus on India. His research combines both the design and study of technological solutions to development and governance problems. He is currently interested in understanding the role of information and technology in making systems of governance more participatory. He was previously a Fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard University. He started his academic career after working nearly for a decade as a software engineer at Microsoft. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley's School of Information. In addition to studying sociology and information studies at UC Berkeley, he has earned graduate degrees in Economics, Computer Science and Management.