The right to information is the most promising tool to combat corruption in the world today, inspired by which more than 80 countries now have right to information laws and 50 more are considering proposals. Based on his experience with India's right to information movement, Vivek will discuss ways in which ICT tools could be designed in ways that could strengthen people's movements to combat corruption.
Vivek Srinivasan recently graduated from Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His work seeks to understand why there is a high political commitment to delivering public services in Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state. Prior to this, he worked with the Right to Food Campaign and with the National Alliance for the Fundamental Right to Education in India. He has recently started a project with Intel create online tools to monitor the implementation of India's new right to education law.
He will be starting the position of Program Manager for the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University in late January 2011.