Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET (13:00 -– 16:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

Jamie Lee / World Bank Group

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The big data revolution continues to create new ways to advance development effectiveness. Join us as we discuss, debate, and demystify the expanding role of big data to support the WBG’s twin goals.

This event will feature the launch of a new WBG report, “Big Data in Action for Development” and several speakers presenting their innovative work in big data analytics and data visualization.

Follow the event on Twitter by using #BigData

Live Blog Big Data in Action for Development

First Livestream:
Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET (15:00 –- 16:30 GMT or convert time)

Second Livestream:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET (13:00 –- 14:30 GMT or convert time)

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View the video from the opening session.

Can you imagine any country achieving its development objectives without appropriate laws and regulations? Can you imagine sustainable development without justice? Law and justice are integral to our efforts to make the world a better place, to end extreme poverty and to spread prosperity.

Each year, Law, Justice and Development (LJD) week brings together a community of people interested in using law and justice tools to help countries achieve their development goals - World Bank Group staff, senior officials from other international financial institutions, development practitioners, government officials, lawyers, judges, scholars and representatives from civil society.

This year, we are honored to welcome Jan Elliason, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations, who will deliver a keynote address at the opening session.

Follow the event on Twitter by using #LJDWeek14

NOTE: Two sessions of LJD Week will be streamed live here on World Bank Live. The first session will stream on Monday October 20th from 11am - 12:30pm ET. The second session will stream on this page on Wed Oct 22nd from 9am - 10:30am ET.

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Siniša Rodin

Siniša Rodin studied law at the University of Zagreb and at the University of Michigan Law School. He was a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. Judge Rodin is a tenured professor at the University of Zagreb where he held the Jean Monnet Chair. He was visiting professor at the Cornell Law School and was member of the Croatian Constitutional Amendment Committee and chairman of the working group on EU membership. He was also a member of the Croatian EU membership negotiating team.


October 20, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m EDT approx. (19:00 – 20:00 GMT or convert time)

Join and the World Bank and SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) for the 2014 International Open Access Week Kickoff Event on Monday, October 20th in Washington, DC.

The event will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.”  It aims to provide a forum for students and early career researchers to have a lively conversation with an expert panel representing research funders, university administrators, and scholarly societies, exploring how the transition to Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers. The panel will also discuss the role that institutions central to a career in research can play in supporting—and rewarding—early career researchers in making their articles and underlying data openly accessible.

Follow the event on Twitter by using #openaccess & #wblive

The following expert panelists will be featured:

  • Stefano Bertuzzi: Executive Director, American Society for Cell Biology
  • José-Marie Griffiths: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bryant University
  • Meredith Niles: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard University
  • Jerry Sheehan: Assistant Director for Policy Development, National Library of Medicine

To be held from October 20 – 26, 2014, International Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

The webcast and LiveBlog will be recorded and posted here for use during and after local Open Access events. Open Access Week participants are encouraged to plan viewing parties around this webcast as part of their own Open Access Week events.

Registration is not necessary to join the webcast or LiveBlog, however participants are encouraged to sign up to receive event updates and reminders.