Lucia Rafanelli on Global Justice and Biased Technology

On this episode of Virtual Sentiments, Kristen Collins interviews Lucia Rafanelli on global justice and biased technology. Rafanelli is an Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Rafanelli begins by describing “reform intervention,” how it encompasses any attempt to promote justice in another society, and “counter-hegemonic intervention.” She discusses the role of technology in international intervention and suggests that technology is not value neutral. Rafanelli explains how the method of using data reflects certain value systems and emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the human biases embedded in technologies.

About Virtual Sentiments

Virtual Sentiments is a new podcast from the Hayek Program in which Kristen Collins interviews scholars and practitioners grappling with pressing problems in political economy with an eye to the past.