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Open Access Week 2017

Virtual Events

World Bank and SPARC Panel (Watch Online)

Thursday, October 26 11:00-12:30 Arizona Time

The World Bank has chosen to celebrate with the theme “Open in order to end extreme poverty” – the World Bank’s mission and rationale behind its OA initiatives. Panelists from a variety of perspectives and organizations will share their thoughts on how OA activities contribute to their work and goals. We invite you to watch online and join the conversation. 

Opening remarks from:

  • Denis Robitaille, World Bank Group CIO and VP, Information & Technology Solutions


  • Thanos Giannakopoulos, Principal Librarian, United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library
  • Timothy Herzog, Data Scientist, The World Bank Group
  • Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, PhD research fellow, United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Elisa Liberatori Prati (Panel Moderator), World Bank Group Chief Archivist
  • Nick Shockey (Audience Moderator), Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC​


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