In July and August 2018 we had a visiting fellow at TILT. Her name is Sharon Haleva-Amir. More information can be found below.
From 11-21 December 2017 we had a visiting professor at TILT. His name is Jorge L. Contreras. He was a visiting professor at TILEC and TILT. Please find below more information about Jorge L. Contreras.
In September and October 2017 we had a visiting professor at TILT. Her name is Janet Chan. More information can be found below.
Sharon is a lecturer and a faculty member in the School of Communication at Bar Ilan University where she has been teaching courses on themes that refer to the connections between Law, Technology and Society (New Media: Introduction to Technology & Society; Media Law; Open Government; (e-Gov); The Political Web seminar; Digital Campaigns; Changing Concepts in the Digital Era; Legal and Social Sciences' Databases; Introduction to Academic Literacy).
She is holding a PhD degree in Law from Haifa University's Law School (Fellow in HCLT); an MA in Information Science (majoring in Internet Studies) and an LLB from Tel Aviv University.
Her academic focus lies between new technologies and the public sphere in three different dimensions: (1) the political - communicative dimension; (2) the public democratic dimension and (3) the legal dimension and within the interdisciplinary field of e-Politics, which studies the novelties of personal political use of new technologies.
Sharon's project on TILT had addressed the fundamental issues of politicians’ blocking habits on Facebook through the case study of Israeli Parliament Members. An issue that corresponds with the key area of the evolving digital society as it refers both to power structures as well as to new forms of governance.
Jorge L. Contreras
Jorge L. Contreras is a Professor of Law at the University of Utah and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Ontario, Canada. He has previously served on the law faculties of American University and Washington University in St. Louis. Before entering academia, Professor Contreras was a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he practiced transactional and IP law in Boston, London and Washington DC. His research focuses, among other things, on the development of technical standards and the use, dissemination and ownership of data generated by scientific research. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters and is the editor of four books relating to technology law and technical standards, including the Cambridge Handbook of Technical Standardization Law (2017). He has been quoted in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Washington Post, Korea Times, has been a guest on NPR, BBC and various televised broadcasts, and has been cited by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, European Commission and courts in the U.S. and Europe. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Division of the ABA’s Section of Science & Technology Law, and as a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils and the IPR Policy Committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He has previously served as Co-Chair of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on IP Management in Standard-Setting Processes. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD) and Rice University (BSEE, BA).
Janet Chan is currently Professor at UNSW Law, Key Researcher at the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) and a member of the Law, Technology and Innovation Research Network. She is a multidisciplinary scholar with research interests in criminal justice policy and practice, sociology of organization and occupation, and the social organization of creativity. She is internationally recognized for her contributions to policing research, especially her work on police culture and the use of information technology in policing.
Janet has been awarded a number of major grants for criminological and sociolegal research, ranging from policing, juvenile justice, restorative justice, work stress and wellbeing of lawyers, to projects on Big Data analytics for national security and law enforcement.
Janet has held various positions in Australia, including Research Director of the NSW Judicial Commission, Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology, Head of the School of Social Science and Policy, Professor and Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW. She was President of the UNSW Academic Board from 2008 to 2011, Associate Dean (Research) of the Law School from 2011 to 2014, and Distinguished Professor of iCinema Research Centre from 2014 to 2016.
Janet was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2002 for distinction in research achievements. In 2015 she was the joint recipient of the ANZ Society of Criminology Distinguished Criminologist Award.
She has been research consultant to various organizations including: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, National Crime Authority, Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, and the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service. She was part-time Commissioner of the NSW Law Reform Commission (2001-2005). She is a member of the editorial board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, a reviewer for the Australian Research Council (ARC), and was an expert member of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Research Evaluation Committee in 2010 and 2012.