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CGHR Practitioner Series: Alix Dunn, The Engine Room

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Please join us for a talk, Q&A and drinks with Alix Dunn, reflecting on her work and this sphere of work in general.

Alix Dunn is a specialist in organisational development and strategy, and technology for social change. She advises partners on how to use data and technology effectively, responsibly and impactfully. She is a leading trainer and advisor in data and technology for partners ranging from activists to international and local CSOs to foundations. Alix is the Executive Director and a co-founder of The Engine Room and sits on the Advisory Council of Open Technology Fund, the board of Open Data Kosovo, and the Advisory Board for Circle of 6. She was formerly on the Technology Advisory Council of Amnesty International and the board of directors for HURIDO Cs. She holds an M.A. in Media Studies from University of Oslo and a B.A. from Colorado College.

About the CGHR Practitioner Series:

For those hoping to pursue a career in the ‘Third Sector’, especially amidst a broad range of organisations and agencies whose mandates can be loosely collected under the umbrella headings of ‘Human Rights and Social Justice’, ‘Conflict and Security’ or ‘Development and Humanitarian Aid,’ the terrain can be difficult to navigate. A sound academic training, the kind provided by Cambridge University, is important but certainly not enough to prepare students for the transition into working in this sector. Through a mixture of substantive discussion, personal reflection and practical advice, the CGHR Practitioner Series brings together high‐level experts working in these fields and creates a forum in which students and researchers can listen and ask questions about what this work actually involves, seek out reflections from experience on the dilemmas and challenges faced, and probe the skill set and experience needed to forge a career in these fields.

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This talk is part of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights Events series.

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