Webinar on April 21 - The future is here: Digital technologies & social change in Venezuela

The future is here: Digital technologies & social change in Venezuela

Dialogues & Knowledge is a series of virtual talks created by Professor Isaac Nahon-Serfaty with Venezuelan scholars and researchers in Venezuela and abroad about the future of research and university education in the country, the challenges local professors are facing, their efforts to continue teaching and doing research, and the opportunities of collaboration that exist with the Venezuelan academic diaspora around the world.

The fourth event of the series will focus on digital technologies and social change in Venezuela!

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Retired Professor Judith Barrios Albornoz

Computer Department, Engineering Faculty, University of the Andes (ULA)

Judit Barrios Albornoz is a Systems Engineer from the University of the Andes (ULA-Venezuela); she has a Master in Information Systems from ITESM in Monterrey (Campus Monterrey, Mexico); a Diploma in-Depth Studies (DEA) in Theory and Engineering of Databases and, a PhD in Informatics both from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France).

Professor and researcher invited during more than 10 years culminating in 2020, at the University of Paris 1; as well as at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM- Paris) during the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. She was responsible, several times, for the coordination of the postgraduate program in Computing Science at the University of the Andes, Mérida -Venezuela.

Co-author of the book Fundamentos de la Ingeniería del Software. Un enfoque basado en procesos (Fundamentals of Software Engineering. A process-based approach) with Professor Jonás Montilva Calderón (ISBN: 978-980-11-2029-2), she is also author and co-author of more many research articles.

She has actively participated in university extension activities and external consulting projects for public and private companies nationwide. She has also participated as an author and instructor in professional courses in the areas of business analysis and modeling, software development, business process management and enterprise architecture.

Jowé Abdelnour Nocera

Professor José Abdelnour Nocera

Head, Sociotechnical Group for Innovation and User Experience, University of West London

José Abdelnour Nocera is full professor in Sociotechnical Design and Head of the Sociotechnical Group for Innovation and User Experience at the University of West London. He is the current Vice-Chair for Equity and Development for IFIP TC13 and Chair for the British Computer Society Sociotechnical Specialist Group. His interests lie in the sociotechnical and cultural aspects of stakeholder diversity in systems design.

Isaac Nahon-Serfaty

Professor Isaac Nahon-Serfaty

Moderator of the discussion

Isaac Nahon-Serfaty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa. He is also a long-standing academic member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC).



Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (CAFA)

CAFA is a project created to increase awareness and advocacy in defence of academic freedom across the Americas, aimed at developing and concretizing relevant human rights standards, both as a means of protecting higher education spaces in the western hemisphere, and modeling best practices elsewhere.


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Date and time
Apr 21, 2023
All day
1 pm — 2 pm
Format and location
Webinar on Zoom
with interpretation in English
Organized by
in partnership with the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (CAFA)