Videos from the 2017 Geospatial Analysis for International Development (Geo4Dev) conference.
Matrix was honored to co-sponsor Geospatial Analysis for International Development (Geo4Dev), a two-day symposium and workshop held September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change, and economic growth in developing countries.
The symposium featured scientific presentations and posters form leading researchers who are using analytics from a multitude of disciplines. Satellite imagery has immense potential to gain understanding into changes within human populations and their environments. In this symposium, researchers discuss how satellite data can be used to estimate poverty, monitor power outages, assess the impact of war on water resources, estimate costs of road investments, and more.
Matrix was honored to host the 2017 Peder Sather Symposium, which focused on the theme, "Freedom of Speech Under Pressure in the World’s Liberal Democracies." Featured speakers include Azita Raji, Former US Ambassador to Sweden, and Dr. Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director, Fritt Ord Foundation.
In her new book, Electing Peace: From Civil Conflict to Political Participation, Aila Matanock, Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Political Science, looks at the role of elections in post-conflict peace agreements.
From improving census measurements in developing nations to exploring environmentally balanced livestock policies, this year's Social Science Matrix Dissertation Fellows are tackling important challenges that span disciplinary boundaries.