Space Studies Colloquium Series Continues with Dr. Heather Hudson
The Spring 2011 Space Studies Colloquium Series focuses on the general theme "Providing Space-Based Services to Remote Areas" and will feature several leading experts in the field.
The second presentation in this series will feature Dr. Heather E. Hudson, Professor and Director, Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Topic: "From Northern Village to Global Village: Satellite Communications for Development in the Arctic "
Date: Monday, February 7, 2011
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ryan Hall, Room 111
About the Topic: This presentation will examine the role of satellites in linking isolated communities in the Arctic, particularly in Alaska, with examples also from Northern Canada and Greenland. It will include a review of telemedicine, distance education, e-commerce, e-government, and indigenous cultural applications. Also covered will be current projects in Alaska funded by Stimulus grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Rural Utilities Service. Current policy issues including technology trends, expansion of broadband, and universal service fund support for rural areas will also be addressed.
About the Speaker: Dr. Heather E. Hudson is Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Previously, she was founding Director of the Communications Technology Management and Policy Program at the University of San Francisco. Her work focuses on applications of ICTs for socio-economic development, regulation and policy issues including universal service/access, and policies and strategies to extend affordable access to new technologies and services, particularly in rural and remote areas. A detailed bio is attached.
Those unable to attend in person may view the live Webcast by using one of the following links:
Flash Live Stream
Connect Pro Link
http://connect.aero.und.edu/colloquium/ (sign in as a guest)