Digital expertise for parliamentarians
Digitalisation is changing our lives and is having a major impact on our society, economy, science and our politics. Today, many political issues deal with technical questions related to information and communication technologies. We are launching the "Parldigi MasterClass" to expand your knowledge on relevant topics of digitalisation and to give you new food for thought for your political work.
What can you expect?
The Parldigi MasterClass is a series of events for parliamentarians consisting of three thematic modules and a concluding discussion event on a current political topic. Renowned researchers from the Universities of Zurich and Geneva as well as EPFL and ETHZ will present and discuss the latest scientific findings on the topics of artificial intelligence, cyber security and the Internet of the future. The continuing education morning will take place on Monday at the beginning of all four sessions in 2021 at the Federal Palace.
The presentations will be held in German, French or English, depending on the expert, and the presentation slides will be available in German and French. Upon successful participation, you will receive the Parldigi MasterClass certificate from the University of Zurich.
Dates and topics of the Parldigi MasterClass
Monday, 1 March 2021, 10h-12h
Technical aspects: Prof. Dr. François Fleuret, Professor of Computer Science, University of Geneva
Economic/social aspects: Prof. Dr. Abraham Bernstein, Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Digital Society Initiative, University of Zurich
Monday, 31 May 2021, 10h-12h
Technical aspects: Prof. Dr. Carmela Troncoso, Professor of Computer Science, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Economic/social aspects: Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger, Professor of Law and Prorector, University of Zurich
Internet of the future
Monday, 13 September 2021, 10h-12h
Technical aspects: Prof. Dr. Adrian Perrig, Professor of Computer Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Economic/social aspects: Dr. Anna Jobin, Associate Researcher at the STSLab of the University of Lausanne, Senior Researcher at the Alexander Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin and new President of the Federal Media Commission (Emek).
Discussion round on current topic: Digitalisation and politics
Monday, 29 November 2021, 10h-12h
Moderation: PD Dr. Markus Christen, Executive Director of the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich
Please register by January 15, 2021 firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your participation!