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The Department of Political Science presents The Woelfl seminar on Public Policy  “Trends in Participatory Mapping and Visualization: HarassMap, Community Participation, and Volunteer Networks” Keynote Speakers: JD Godchaux, Executive Director, NiJeL Lela Prashad, Chief Technology Officer, NiJeL   Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6-7:30 p.m. Dolan Center for Science and Technology – Donahue Auditorium This event is free to attend and open to the public.   WHO:              JD Godchaux, Executive Director, NiJeL JD Godchaux is a founder and Executive Director of NiJeL. JD is a trained policy analyst and a program evaluator always seeking to improve the impact of nonprofit and governmental programs. He is also a trained geologist and has extensive experience with numerous geospatial technologies both in the physical and social sciences. In the humanitarian space, JD has a particular interest in protecting vulnerable populations through the use of simple, affordable technologies, such as SMS. Lela Prashad, Chief Technology Officer, NiJeL Lela Prashad is a founder of and the Chief Technology Officer for NiJeL, an organization which builds open source data visualization and analysis tools for social change and environmental issues. She is also the director of Arizona State University’s 100 Cities Project at the ASU Mars Space Flight Facility. WHAT:                                The Woelfl Seminar, John Carroll University The Woelfl Seminar on Public Policy was established in 1981 in honor of Rev. Paul A. Woelfl, S.J., the founder and long-time chair of the Department of Political Science at John Carroll University.  The purpose of the Woelfl Seminar is to provide an academic forum for the discussion of significant public policy issues.  WHEN:               Wednesday, April 13                         6-7:30 p.m. WHERE:             John Carroll University                         20700 N. Park Blvd. University Heights, OH Dolan Center for Science and Technology / Donahue Auditorium CONTACT:        The Department of Political Science                         John Carroll University 216. 397.4311 John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. The University was renamed in 1923 to honor America’s first Catholic Bishop, John Carroll of Maryland. Its Jesuit Catholic mission inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world.  John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.