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Immersive Explorers Podcast

The Immersive Explorers Podcast, hosted by PhD Candidate and Portulans Institute Fellow Ioanna Georgia Eskiadi, discusses global perspectives on immersive media, covering topics of trust, ethics, and societal impact. Episodes are released weekly, each featuring an expert in the field of technology and innovation.

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The Ukraine Case Studies

A multidisciplinary group of researchers, including Oxford DPhil students and experts are undertaking case studies of the crisis in Ukraine linked to the Russian invasion in February 2022, focusing on information and communication operations with implications for the present conflict and long-term global practices and policies. The research team will conduct an overarching case study of the developments around influence, networks, and security in the Ukraine crisis, as well as a set of embedded case studies of particular developments within Russia, Ukraine and internationally. 

Initial support for this project comes from the Portulans Institute, which complements support from researchers in the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), and the Saïd Business School.

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Scaling Africa’s Digital Economy

Portulans Institute Fellow Raymond Onuoha developed a regional policy brief assessing the enablers of the emerging startup ecosystem in Africa and analyzing key startup hubs: Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos, and Cairo. The paper benchmarks Africa’s key startup hubs against leading global tech ecosystems in order to recommend specifically-targeted policies for scaling the fledgling startup ecosystem in Africa. 

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Cross-sectoral perspectives on technology access in Brazil

In this multi-part interview series engaging experts across industry, academia, law, government, and civil society, Portulans Institute Fellow Gabriel Souto explores the critical role of research and development in advancing technology and its accessibility to people in Brazil. 

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