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Upcoming Events

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 panel will discuss the evolving state of African AI governance and engagement...

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 24, 2024 @ 12:39 PM

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

RSM Speaker Series

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

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...

May 8, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Information Foraging in a Social Media World

RSM Speaker Series

Carl Bergstrom explores social media's impact on the scale of human communication...

Past Events

Apr 12, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Dangerous Dancing?: TikTok, National Security, and the First Amendment

Friday, April 12

TikTok, the massively popular social media app, has come under fire because it is owned by a company headquartered in Beijing. Some call it a “Trojan Horse,” arguing that it is…

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

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 @ 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.

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…

Feb 28, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Black Networked Resistance

Strategic Rearticulations in the Digital Age (RSM Speaker Series)

Raven Maragh-Lloyd discusses her new book, Black Networked Resistance, with Meredith Clark...

Feb 14, 2024 @ 12:00 PM

AI Pedagogy Workshop

For educators and others who want to meet this moment critically and creatively

Are you an educator? Are you feeling challenged, or inspired, or overwhelmed by this moment in AI? Join us...

Feb 7, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Breaking the Silence

Marginalized Tech Workers’ Experiences and Community Solidarity (RSM Speaker Series)

Anika Collier Navaroli and Nadah Feteih discuss the experiences of underrepresented employees at tech companies...

Feb 1, 2024 @ 6:15 PM

FBI: New Cyber Challenges and Recent Take-Downs

FBI’s Cyber Chief Bryan Vorndran Discusses the Bureau’s Strategy and Case Studies

Dec 13, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

The Future of Social Media Research

(RSM Speaker Series)

RSM welcomes Ethan Zuckerman for a conversation with Faculty Director James Mickens on the future of social media research and third-party social media tools.

Dec 6, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

The U.S. 2020 Facebook & Instagram Election Study

Understanding Social Media's (RSM Speaker Series)

Launched as a partnership between Meta and independent external researchers, the U.S. 2020 Facebook & Instagram Election Study has led to groundbreaking social science scholarship…

Nov 29, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

Platforms, Privacy, and Power

Why Intimate Privacy Protections Matter (RSM Speaker Series)

The Institute for Rebooting Social welcomes Jon Penney and Alexis Shore for a discussion of their research on platform intimate privacy protections, coauthored with Danielle…

Nov 15, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

Palo Alto

A History of California Capitalism, and the World

RSM welcomes Malcolm Harris and Erik Baker for a discussion of Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World, Harris’s national bestseller.

Nov 13, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

The Quantified Worker

With exhaustive detail, Ifeoma Ajunwa shows how different forms of worker quantification are enabled, facilitated, and driven by technological advances. Timely and eye-opening,…