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Fellows launch Responsible Digital Leadership project

Center Fellows Soren Jorgensen and Radhika Shah have launched a project on Responsible Digital Leadership. The project will provide guidelines and learning platforms for acting responsibly with data and new technologies such as artificial intelligence. In collaboration with an international group of banks and insurance companies, they will explore ways that companies can implement these emerging ethical principles and guidelines. They will consider data ethics in the context of responsible digital leadership, particularly regarding human rights and impacts on society and on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The pair launched their project at the end of 2019 during a workshop at Stanford, attended by academics from Stanford, UC-Berkeley and Santa Clara University, along with tech practitioners and leaders from major financial sector institutions from across Europe.


They intend to develop an effective framework and approach for corporate digital responsibility, and throughout 2020 they will host a slate of activities to promote the understanding of responsible digital leadership and technological impacts on human rights, including the following:


  • In July 2020 they will launch a virtual summer school focusing on digital rights in collaboration with the Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

  • They will look at regulation and cultural differences in collaboration with project partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  • An international and diverse group of students will consider and prepare a "library of dilemmas" to promote better understanding of ethical dilemmas in organizations.

  • Collaboration with human rights and humanitarian organizations.


Watch these videos for further context:

Søren explaining the project

Radhika explaining the project