Vivek Srinivasan, Program on Liberation Technology, Stanford University
Vivek has campaigned for various socio-economic rights in India, including the right to food, education and the right to information. His experience with these campaigns convinced him of the productive role that technology could play in popular movements, which led him to his current position. At Stanford, he leads the Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones Project which seeks to improve accountability by making the government transparent to the rural poor. He is also setting up a project to empower elected women Panchayat presidents in India through mobile phones.