American University

For The Technology, Law & Security Program

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Founded in February of 2020, the Tech, Law & Security Program (TLS) at American University aims to facilitate the development of law and policy at the intersection of technology and national security. TLS is located within the Washington College of Law, one of the most diverse law schools in the country. The program is also uniquely positioned in the nation’s capital, and led by a team with experience in senior roles in government, enabling a more practical understanding of the needs of policymakers. This grant will support TLS’s ongoing work, as well as the launching of a new TLS mentorship and networking program, and a new annual interdisciplinary conference. (Substrategy: Core Institutions)
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for reducing copyright barriers to OER creation  
Through the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University, this grant will support the OER community through technical assistance on copyright, Creative Commons licensing, and fair use, working to strengthen and complement existing projects while mapping what additional legal resources are needed to enable teaching practices focused on personalization, open pedagogy, and universal design. This helps teachers understand how to take advantage of the flexibility of OER, facilitates a diverse ecosystem of OER, and supports implementation at a system level. (Substrategy: Field Building)
for support of the Accountability Research Center  
The Accountability Research Center is part of American University’s School of International Service. The center bridges research and frontline perspectives in the Global South to learn from ideas, institutions, and actors that advance strategies to improve public accountability. During this grant period, they will work with partners to contribute to global thinking that informs strategies to bolster transparency, participation, and accountability. (Strategy: Inclusive Governance)
for expanding Medicaid coverage for abortion  
This grant will support the Abortion Information Hub, a new project based at American University's Center on Health, Risk, and Society. The U.S. abortion landscape is undergoing radical restructuring due to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and the elimination of constitutional legal protection for abortion. The Abortion Information Hub will facilitate greater access to information and communication in order to make more cohesive tactical and strategic decisions within the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement. The hub will compile and curate information and facilitate a space for the movement to surface bold and innovative ideas on policy and service delivery. (Strategy: U.S. Reproductive Equity)

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