The LUii fellows are chosen and appointed by the Board of the Centre for Work, Technology and Social Change (WTS) of which LUii is part. They are appointed on a two-year term and are affiliated to a particular project on LUii.
Debora Halbert (2014-2016)
Debora Halbert is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and faculty affiliate with the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies. She is currently serving as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The bulk of her academic publications deal with intellectual property in the digital world, with an even more targeted focus on copyright law. She was the editor of The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property (2014) together with Matthew David. Her most recent monograph, The State of Copyright: The Complex Relationships of Culture Creation in a Globalized World was published with Routledge in 2014. Her previous books include Intellectual Property in the Information Age: The Politics of Expanding Ownership Rights (Quorum 1999) and Resisting Intellectual Property (Routledge 2005). She has also published numerous articles on intellectual property as it relates to politics, culture, technology and the law. Her work on intellectual property is situated more broadly within a concern and interest in digital politics, the impact of information technology, and the future impacts of technology on social structures including politics, law and education. Thus, issues of filesharing, privacy, digital politics, digital democracy, technology futures, and the concept of neuropolitics define additional research interests.
Halbert was recently a visiting scholar with Lund University’s Pufendorf Institute working with members of the Lund Internet Institute on privacy, security and Internet issues (the DigiTrust project). She continues to collaborate with LUii on these issues.
Photo of Dr Halbert: Laurie Onizuka.
Joakim Wernberg (2014-2016)
Joakim Lundblad is a senior policy analyst at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Southern Sweden (Sydsvenska Industri- och Handelskammaren). He is currently on a partial leave of absence to pursue a PhD in economic geography and innovation studies at the Center for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University. His main research interests are innovation and entrepreneurship in cities and cities as complex (social, technological and economical) adaptive systems. He is especially interested in the current developments towards a coherent science for cities and the use of new/big/open data in cities. Joakim has a background in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.
Joakim has previously worked together with LUii researchers during three projects in open data policy financed by the Sweden’s Innovation Agency (Vinnova). Together with Stefan Larsson, he planned and arranged LUii:s presence during “Almedalsveckan” in June/July 2014.
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