Lisa Nathan, Batya Friedman
"What does policy have to do with me?" That was the essence of the question Jonathan Lazar put on the table in his inaugural article for interactions. We agree with him that the answer is "a lot." Our recent efforts to work with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, officials from the Rwandan government, Rwandan NGOs, institutional review boards, and our own diverse project team continue to be an intense lesson in how different levels of policy exert influence on the design of interactive information systems . Earlier articles have discussed large-scale public policies that can influence…
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