The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the visit of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) research scientist Laur Hesse Fisher to Argentina from April 3 to 7, 2017. Ms. Hesse Fisher manages Climate CoLab, a project housed within MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence which harnesses the contributions of thousands of people to help address problems that communities face. While in Argentina, Ms. Hesse Fisher will give presentations to students and professors about best practices from her experience with Climate CoLab. She will also meet with relevant governmental authorities and NGO representatives.
This program is carried out in collaboration with the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA). For information about public activities related to Ms. Hesse Fisher’s visit, please visit the Embassy’s facebook page at facebook.com/EmbUSARG/
Laur Hesse Fisher is a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence, where she manages Climate CoLab, a project that explores how new digital technologies can help harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people to help address large societal problems, including environmental challenges. The research project engages a quickly growing community of more than 80,000 people around the world — including over 200 experts in fields related to the environment — who develop, evaluate and select detailed proposals for how to address climate change. Fisher previously worked for municipalities, startups, and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of fields related to climate change, including carbon management and reporting, municipal recycling, renewable energy, community engagement, green buildings and education. She also has worked in Canada, Sweden and New Zealand. She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a self-designed degree, titled “Engaging Sustainability as an Innovative Process,” and lives with her husband near Boston, Massachusetts.