In an enlightening 10 minute talk, Patrick Ball, the co-founder of Human Rights Data Analysis Group, explains the importance of a data-based understanding of the world when speaking truth to power: 'In order to capture the patterns of reality; in order to hold powerful people accountable; we first have to figure out what it is that we don’t know.’
About Patrick: Over his 25 year career, Patrick Ball has advised 9 truth commissions, 4 UN missions, and dozens of non-governmental organisations. He has testified against 3 former heads of state for war crimes, and received several awards for his work including from the ACM and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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Originally published on 9 March 2017