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Upcoming Events

Mar 28, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

The Challenge of Next-Generation AI

Russell Neuman will address practical issues of human-centered AI design as well as broader questions of privacy and public policy.

Mar 28, 2023 @ 5:30 PM

Storytelling, Migration Journeys, and Technology — Photo Exhibit

This exhibit asks the audience to consider and evaluate the human cost of an increasingly automated world.

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Mar 29, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

Technology and the Public Interest

An introduction to the book Technology and the Public Interest by Haochen Sun followed by comments from several panelists.

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Apr 4, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

Teaching Computer Science in Kenya for Global Competitiveness

Dr. Chao Mbogho will come speak with us about the future of responsible computing in Kenya by talking us through the history and current debates in the field.

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Apr 5, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

Digital Public Spaces for a Healthy Democracy: goals, values & aspirations

Join us for a discussion among leaders in civic tech, ethics, advocacy, and journalism about how to reimagine the digital public square as a space where the public can…

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Apr 6, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

Advancing Platform Research through the EU Digital Services Act

This panel discussion will explore tools the EU’s new Digital Services Act will offer to international researchers to better understand online platforms’ content moderation…

Apr 18, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

Copyright, Text Mining and AI Training

A conversation presented by the University of Ottawa AI + Society Initiative and BKC, with the UOttawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society

Faith  Majekolagbe, Michael Geist, and Ruth L. Okediji discuss copyright issues  and recent developments regarding text and data mining.


Past Events

Mar 23, 2023 @ 3:00 PM

Imagining Alternative Social Media Designs

Explore how everything from novel constraints to finite structures can help us break out of the profit-driven engagement-obsessed platform world we currently inhabit.

Mar 23, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

“Weaponizing Misogyny”: Gender-Based Harassment’s Impact on Journalists and Free Expression

Join IfRFA for a discussion of how gender-based harassment online and off shapes our speech environment, leading to differing coverage and barriers to the free expression of ideas…

Feb 28, 2023 @ 4:00 PM

The Propagandists’ Playbook — February 28

Dr. Francesca Tripodi discusses her book "The Propagandists' Playbook: How Conservative Elites Manipulate Search...

Feb 21, 2023 @ 9:30 AM

Gonzalez v. Google Live Analysis

Moderated by Kate Klonick, a panel of internet law experts will react to oral arguments in Gonzalez v. Google...

Feb 9, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

Student Salon Series: Moral Futurism: Digital Citizenship and the Rights of Youth in the Metaverse and Beyond

The Student Salon Series is a student-led event series bringing Harvard students into dialogue about tech topics, hosted by the Berkman…

Jan 12, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

Web3 Is Going Just Where?

January 12: a fireside chat with Molly White and Jonathan Zittrain

Dec 15, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

Reimagining Digital Identity: Designing for Better Futures in Times of Crisis

Culminating event for the BKC Fall 2022 Research Sprint on Digital Identity...

Nov 14, 2022 @ 3:45 PM

Fireside Chat: Social Media Governance in Turbulent Times

Please join us on Mon., Nov. 14, 3:45pm ET, for a discussion between Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management at Meta, and Sue Hendrickson, Berkman Klein Center Executive…

Nov 8, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

Lawyering After Dobbs: Securing Care and Digital Privacy

Tuesday, November 8

Nov 7, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

How Should Data Governance be Shaped to Facilitate Altruistic Data Sharing?

Nov. 7, a Transatlantic Dialogue on Global Future-Casting and Youth Future-Building

Join us on Nov. 7 to discuss the challenges and questions around data governance and altruistic data sharing models.

Oct 12, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Fall 2022 Open House

Harvard University community, join us for our Fall 2022 Open House!

Oct 11, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

Data at the End of the World: A Book Talk with Brian Michael Murphy

The author of "We the Dead" in conversation with Jessica Fjeld on Tuesday, October 11...

Oct 4, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM: how to beat Big Tech and Big Content to get artists paid

Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow on how Big Tech and Big Content captured creative labor markets, and how we'll win them back

In conversation with Rebecca Tushnet, Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow discuss ideas from their new book CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, deconstructing the playbook Big Tech and Big…

Oct 3, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Book Talk: Black Skinhead & Meme Wars

On Mon., Oct. 3 there was a unique hybrid book talk with Brandi Collins-Dexter, Joan Donovan, Brian Friedberg...

Sep 20, 2022 @ 12:30 PM

Possession in Copyright by Analogy

A talk by Dr. Poorna Mysoor

Join us on Tuesday, September 20th, for a talk by Dr. Poorna Mysoor, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law,…

Sep 19, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

The Future of Online Lending: A Discussion of Controlled Digital Lending and Hachette with the Internet Archive

Join us for a discussion with Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, about the pending Hachette v. Internet Archive case and the future of digital libraries

Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, spoke about the pending Hachette v. Internet Archive case and the future of digital libraries. Kahle was…

Jun 28, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Empowering People in Their Digital Lives: A Conference on Digital Self-Determination

Hosted by the Directorate of International Law of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Federal Office of Communications and the International…

May 18, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World

Afua Bruce discusses her and Amy Sample Ward's "The Tech That Comes Next" with Sue Hendrickson and Amritha Jayanti.

May 17, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

The Tower and the Park: Structural Misalignments of Social Media

Joanne Cheung will discuss “Real Estate Politik: Democracy and the Financialization of Social Networks"...