Events

Open Gov Hub Brown Bag Lunch with Jim Cashel

Join us and the Open Gov Hub for a Brown Bag Lunch with author Jim Cashel!

The Open Gov Hub is pleased to host a special book discussion with Jim Cashel, Forum One Chairman and author of the recently-published, The Great Connecting: The Emergence of Global Broadband, and How That Changes Everything. The lunch is an opportunity to meet Jim and learn more about his research around the opportunities and implications of broadband internet access worldwide. A limited number of complimentary books will be available at the event.

Date And Time
Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Location
OpenGov Hub 1
110 Vermont Avenue NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

About The Great Connecting:

What happens when affordable broadband finally reaches the half of the planet that has little or no Internet access? Google, Facebook, SpaceX, and many others have major initiatives underway to connect the rest of the planet over the next few years. For the first time, even the poorest and most remote of global citizens will have access to information, communications, identity authentication, government programs, global philanthropy, online banking, telehealth, distance education, and other powerful services heretofore impossible. In The Great Connecting: The Emergence of Global Broadband and How That Changes Everything, Jim Cashel speaks with the major players driving the broadband revolution and travels to the most remote corners of the globe to consider the changes in our world about to take place ― certainly one of the biggest events in human history. As Cashel explains, the expansion of broadband offers many challenges but will also bring a remarkable opportunity for the planet.

About the author:

Jim Cashel is a recent Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also is Chairman of Forum One, a digital communications agency. After completing studies in Human Biology at Stanford University, and Public Policy and Medicine at Harvard University, Jim has worked in international development, philanthropy, and technology. When not on the road, Jim lives with his family in Sonoma, California.

About the Open Gov Hub:

The Open Gov Hub is a co-working community in Washington, D.C. and a network of 45 organizations working to promote transparency, accountability, and civic engagement all around the world. The 20,000 square foot Hub serves as the physical home of diverse groups promoting these open government/governance (“Open Gov”) reforms through technology, research, media, and advocacy. The Hub’s mission is twofold: to provide a physical home and shared resources – helping its members be more efficient; and to serve as the center for collaboration, learning, innovation for this field – helping its members and partners be more effective and have a greater impact.