Institute for Information Policy
The Institute for Information Policy is a joint venture of the College of Communications and the College of Information Sciences and Technology.
The IIP conducts groundbreaking research and innovative programs on the social implications of information technology, with an emphasis on the potential of information technologies for improving democratic discourse, social responsibility and quality of life. It's annual workshops unite experts from across the gloge to share research on issues of access and security.
Since its formation, the IIP has received approximately $2.3 million in external support, not including in-kind contributions, from sponsors including AT&T, the Ford Foundation, Google, The Media Democracy Fund and the National Science Foundation.
News and Announcements
- The IIP's next workshop Digital Inequalities and Discrimination in the Big Data Era will be organized as a preconference prior to the International Communication Association, on May 25, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The event is co-sponsored with the Pacific Information and Communication Technology for Development Collaborative at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. A preliminary program is available here.
- The National Science Foundation (NSF) identified the IIP to initiate dialog on A National Research Agenda for Broadband. In response, the IIP organized a workshop with leading experts in academia and government June 16-17 at the NSF in Arlington, Virginia, in partnership with the NSF and the NTIA. Details of the program at Broadband 2021. The final Report of the workshop is now available.