As part of its project mission, the Harvard FXB Center for Health & Human Rights in collaboration with other Harvard schools will convene a high profile international conference of experts drawn from academia, government, business and civil society to examine the scientific, technical, social and political aspects of national ID systems. This two and half-day conference will provide a forum for intellectual exploration and discussion, complementary to but separate from convenings on the topic by government or industry representatives.
The conference is envisaged as a forum for opinion leaders and policy innovators to address some of the most pressing conceptual, technical and ethical issues that arise. We anticipate several high level intellectual products coming out of the conference, products that may lead to other institutionally driven fora and eventually to the possible establishment of an international expert commission to review development of national identification systems globally.
Keynote speaker: Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | The Charles Hotel
Friday, November 20, 2015 | Tsai Auditorium
Saturday, November 21, 2015 | Harvard Kennedy School