Technology and Society

In the past two decades, the web has become ubiquitous and indispensable. We are now hyper-connected. These connections bring us together and they blur the lines between local and global communities. But they also divide us into groups that have little contact with others sharing different styles, values, politics and beliefs.  The collection and sharing of data brings ethical dilemmas.

Global Challenge Examples:

how to balance access with privacy and security; how to provide digital access for low-income people; how to integrate digital devices and access into one’s life in a healthy way; how can organizations harness technology and data; and how to understand the effects of the web on public and political discourse.

See how some challenges are addressed: Innovative Technology Solutions, Global Libraries, Secretary-General's Strategy for New Technology

How does this theme connect with GLI?

Examples of classes and experiences from past students.

How does this theme connect beyond GLI?

Examples of opportunities within UM student groups, academic programs and Missoula organizations: