Physics, Policy and Phones

Event Date: 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640

Event Contact: 

Refreshments served at 3:40!

Speaker:

Kohl Gill - LaborVoices

Today, Dr. Kohl S. Gill runs a startup, LaborVoices, that uses crowdsourcing to prevent factory fires, suicides and human trafficking in global supply chains. He’s been invited to the Clinton Global Initiative, and featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and the Wall Street Journal. One of the most common questions he’s asked is, “How did you get into this work?” Kohl’s path goes 8 years back to the UCSB Physics Department, and passes through the slums of Delhi and Washington’s corridors of power. Now he’s back to tell the story, along with more than you ever wanted to know about
where your clothes and gadgets come from.