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Technology Governance Summer School 2024

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm

Course Directors:

Professors Jatin Nathwani and Ann Fitz-Gerald

Course description:
This course provides graduate students with an in-depth understanding of the technology-policy nexus – an interface which has become a critical requirement for effective policy analysis and implementation.

Registered students will learn about the relevant domains and discourse supporting technology innovation, as well as the issues, datasets, and trends underpinning this emerging and increasingly relevant area.

The course will feature presentations from leading technology science and policy experts, and practitioners. Upon completion, participants will be awarded with a certificate.

Learning outcomes:
Students will gain knowledge of the key concepts underlying data science, Big Data, artificial intelligence, algorithms, Large Language Models, Information Communications Technologies, data security, sensors, microprocessors and other emerging transformative technologies – and the use and application of these approaches in key policy areas.

Who should attend:

BSIA, UW and Laurier students seeking to deepen their understanding of the technology-policy nexus. This will be an interdisciplinary course, developed for UW and Laurier graduate students with policy, social science, and STEM backgrounds.


The course will be delivered in person at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, with sessions held August 12 to 22, Monday to Thursday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you register and are unable to attend the course, please email events@balsillieschool.ca as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another student on the waitlist.

Technology Governance Summer School 2024

Registration is open to BSIA, Laurier and UW students until July 29, 2024 or until the course is full. Please use your BSIA, Laurier or UW email address when registering.

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August 12 @ 9:00 am
August 22 @ 4:00 pm
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Room 1-42
67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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