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We Should Care: Human Rights

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The Place will be launching a new event series in 2019: “We Should Care”, a monthly themed program on issues valuable to us and our community of founders and entrepreneurs.

The first theme in our agenda will be Human Rights in the age of digitalization. This umbrella topic covers a number of issues that reflect the balancing act that exists between human rights protection and technological innovation. We’ll be discussing how to bypass and prevent discrimination in A.I. and machine learning biases; how to circumvent the risks of the fake news epidemic, and the role that tech giants have to play to combat the issue; and how to address the rise of hate speech and violent content online, that too often translates into a surge of violent crimes against minorities and exacerbate societal divisions and racism.

Our goal is to shed a light on the risks that accompany these trends, but also find constructive solutions and create a more engaged and informed community. We do hope you will find these discussions as relevant and meaningful for our collective future as we do.


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Waleria Schuele

Waleria is a business and human rights / responsible sourcing consultant based in Berlin, Germany.

Prior to joining twentyfifty, Waleria worked as project officer at the Institute for Human Rights and Business, the leading international think tank for business and human rights. During her time with IHRB she co-managed a human rights impact assessment of a large Danish retail company and its value chain in 5 countries in Eastern Africa, authored a paper on human rights of migrant workers in the facilities management sector in the UK, and co-authored multiple research papers with IHRB`s East Africa team. She also curated a photographic exhibition on migrant workers for the inaugural Annual Leadership Forum for Responsible Recruitment.

As a Mercator Fellow for International Affairs, Waleria conducted research on business and human rights in Peru, South Africa and Kenya for the Natural Resources Governance Institute, the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation and Natural Justice. She holds an LLM from Queen Mary University, London, the First State Examination in Law from the Humboldt University of Berlin and a Licence en droit from Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris.




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