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Past Events

May 28, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

The State of AI Regulation Across the Globe

Network of Centers Learning Call - May 28

Event SummaryArtificial intelligence remains in the regulatory hot-seat, with governments racing to develop new and refined regulations and protections for AI. While the EU AI Act…

May 14, 2024 @ 9:00 AM


May 14, hosted by Initiative for a Representative First Amendment

Please note that the event is at capacity for in-person participation. Click RSVP to register for virtual participation.ComstockCon is a convening inspired by the fallout from the…

May 13, 2024 @ 4:00 PM

2023-2024 Fellows Fireside Chats

Talks about Justice, Governance, and Sovereignty in Tech Today

In a series of lightning talks, BKC's 2023-2024 fellows engage with a range of topics relevant to ongoing debates and anxieties around the Internet & society today. The…

May 8, 2024 @ 4:00 PM

Democracy and Technology

Democratic values are facing significant challenges globally, with democratic processes often feeling stagnant as social technologies become increasingly integrated into our…

May 2, 2024 @ 9:30 AM

Platforms and the Right to Information

Hybrid Workshop, May 2

One-day workshop examining what the right to information should look like in relation to platforms and how it can be implemented in a manner that protects user privacy...

Apr 25, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

Journalism and the Politics of Narrating African Suffering

Expert Roundtable

An expert roundtable focused on the key themes of Prof. j. Siguru Wahutu’s upcoming book In the Shadow of the Global North: Journalism in Postcolonial Africa (Cambridge University…

Apr 24, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Harvard x Creators: Making Evidence-Based Public Health Information Viral

RSM Speaker Series, April 24

Amanda Yarnell and Kate Speer discuss the Center for Health Communication‘s efforts with Jeff Hall...

Apr 24, 2024 @ 5:30 PM

metaLAB April work-share: Petra Molnar on AI & Surveillance

New Book: The Walls Have Eyes

Special Work-share: Petra Molnar Book talk: "The Walls Have Eyes"From robo-dogs at the border to AI lie detectors used on refugees, new technologies are increasingly…

Apr 17, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

Boston’s Data Landscapes: Visualizing the Urban Experience

April 17, Research Sprint Students Present Boston-Based Data Visualizations at the Museum of Science, Boston

Join the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, in partnership with the Edgelands Institute and the Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE) program…

Apr 17, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Global South, Geopolitics, and U.S, Europe, and China’s Competition to Influence Global AI Regulation

State of Play

This pane discussed the evolving state of African AI governance and engagement...

Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

Enshittification, Disenshittification and The Bezzle: Cory Doctorow in conversation with Randall Munroe

Conversation & Book Signing

Cory Doctorow coined "enshittification," the American Dialect Society's 2023 Word of the Year, describing how platforms decay...

Apr 2, 2024 @ 3:00 PM

Not My Type: Automating Sexual Racism in Online Dating

Conversation & Book Signing

A new book by Dr. Apryl Williams exposes how race-based discrimination is a fundamental part of the most popular and influential dating algorithms. “Not My Type: Automating…

Apr 2, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

A Conversation with Anne Neuberger, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor

RSM welcomes Anne Neuberger, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies, for a conversation on cybersecurity, AI, and other emerging technologies…

Mar 28, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

Social Media and Well-Being in Context

The purpose of this discussion is to identify what we know and don’t know about how context influences the way social media is used and its effects on well-being.

Mar 27, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

A Contractual Approach to Social Media Governance

RSM Speaker Series

Gilad Mills discusses his work on social media governance with Martha Minow...

Mar 20, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Moderating AI and Moderating with AI

RSM Speaker Series

RSM welcomes Dave Willner for a talk on the promises and perils that foundation models present for the field of content moderation.

Mar 12, 2024 @ 9:30 AM

Building Accountability Infrastructures for Social Media and LLMs with a Focus on Mental Health

In-Person Workshop

While moderation is important for what we call social media’s “acute harms,” societal-scale harms – such as negative effects on mental health and social trust – require new forms…

Mar 6, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Moderating Model Marketplaces

Platform Governance Puzzles for AI Intermediaries | RSM Speaker Series

Robert Gorwa and Michael Veale discuss their research into the governance questions raised by the moderation of model marketplaces...

Mar 5, 2024 @ 12:15 PM

Data Sovereignty: From the Digital Silk Road to the Return of the State

RSM welcomes Chinmayi Arun, Anupam Chander, and Haochen Sun for a conversation launching Data Sovereignty: From the Digital Silk Road to the Return of the State, a new open access…

Mar 5, 2024 @ 4:00 PM

Guardrails: Guiding Human Decisions in the Age of AI

Urs Gasser returns to BKC for a book launch on "Guardrails" about decision governance.

Urs Gasser returns to BKC for a book launch on "Guardrails" about decision governance.