Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant
cjablonski@colgate.edu

Event Detail

UpRise Campaigns: Technology to Revitalize Democracy

Start: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
End: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Location: 319 McGregory Hall

This department tea will feature a remote presentation by Barath Raghavan, a researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, CA).

Abstract: Money drives political campaigns today, and weakens our democracy. Candidates with big donors or deep pockets dominate the political landscape. Some existing campaigns have recognized the value of political volunteers, but rarely are their skills harnessed effectively. We're building technology to tame the chaos of grassroots campaigns, enabling candidates (and issue campaigns) with little money but true democratic support to win elections.