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Dr. Gesche Joost, “The Impact of AI and Digitalization on Social Cohesion”

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Boston Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, the Center for Design, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University, and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, cordially invite you to a discussion with light refreshments with Dr. Gesche Joost Professor of Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts on “The Impact of AI and Digitalization on Social Cohesion

Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Northeastern University Renaissance Park, Room RP909 1135 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02120

There will be no charge to attend. RSVP here by February 21.

Dr. Gesche Joost is a Professor of Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts and has headed the Design Research Lab since 2005. She conducts research and development projects with international partners in the areas of human-computer interaction, wearable computing, as well as user-centered design and participation. Dr. Joost is Germany’s Digital Champion on the European Commission’s Digital Agenda initiative. She advises the Commission on implementing the Digital Agenda for Europe, focusing on digital skills, the digitalization of work, and support for startups.

Up until 2010, she was a junior professor for Interaction Design & Media at the Technical University of Berlin in cooperation with Telekom Innovation Laboratories. As a visiting professor, she taught Gender and Design at the HAWK Hildesheim. In 2009, she received the Young Talent Award for Science from the Mayor of Berlin. She is the Chairwoman of DGTF e.V. (German Society for Design Theory and Research) and a Board member of the Technologiestiftung Berlin. She is also a Board member of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), an appointed member of the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), as well as a full member of the Goethe Institute.

This event is part of series of events being held across the country in 2019 and 2020 by the American Council on Germany and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius on social cohesion, the polarization of politics, and the rise of populism in the United States and Germany.


February 24
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Renaissance Park, Room RP909