Wang and Jones selected for NGTC Faculty Fellows ProgramSaturday, September 12, 2020 - 6:45am
Associate Professors Valerie Jones and Bryan Wang were selected to join the inaugural class or the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Faculty Fellows Program.
The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center studies the ever-changing relationship between law and technology, how the law can regulate technology and how new technologies affect what the law can do. The center consists of an interdisciplinary team of faculty, students and researchers across the university, housed at the College of Law and working in partnership with the colleges of Business, Engineering, and Journalism and Mass Communications.
The Fellows program is one element of the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center’s interdisciplinary structure. The program aims to develop a cohort of academics who are able to understand governance and technology challenges in interdisciplinary terms: engineers who can talk supply chain management and the role of public engagement in federal regulation; journalists who can speak fluently with entrepreneurs and critically interrogate lawyers advocating for preferred policies; entrepreneurs who can ground technologists in the reality of what can be and push lawyers past their focus on what can’t be; and other permutations involving the law, humanities, sciences, and other fields.”
Wang and Jones will join nine other fellows from across the center’s partner colleges for the 2020-2021 academic year. Together they will host workshops and develop a podcast series to further scholarship and conversation on law and technology.