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Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon Toronto 2018. This year’s program, built by our global community, is our most ambitious one yet. Within the program, you will find 18 thematic tracks to help you navigate our 450+ sessions

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Last updated: Version 2.3 (Updated May 15, 2018).

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Xianhong Hu

UNESCO
Programme Specialist
Dr. Xianhong Hu, UNESCO’s Programme Specialist at the Sector of Communication and Information since 2006. Her expertise and responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression, privacy, journalism, media development, Internet governance and AI policies. She has followed the UN led processes of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
She manages UNESCO project of Internet Universality R.O.A.M framework/indicators (Rights, Openness, Accessibility, Multi-stakeholder) and a number of national policy assessment projects across five continents. Her policy work relates to apply ROAM principles to govern the Artificial Intelligence and other advanced ICTs including 5G, block chains, IoT, etc, through her recent co-authored UNESCO study Steering AI and Advanced ICTs for Knowledge Societies: A ROAM Perspective’. 
She is an affiliate of Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society for 2020-2021. Her passion lies in exploring how ROAM principles could shape AI and digital transformation for advancing human rights, democracy and public Interest.