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Upcoming Events

Apr 21, 2021 @ 9:00 PM

Edgelands Institute APAC Launch

INTRODUCING AN INTERDISCIPLINARY POP-UP INSTITUTE

The Edgelands Institute is an interdisciplinary pop-up institute to redraw our social contract in our era of mass-urbanization, surveillance, pandemics, and other emergencies,…

May 17, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Assembly Project Fellowship Showcase

An inside look at the work of the 2021 Assembly Fellows on Disinformation, Privacy, and Ethical AI

An inside look at the work of the 2021 Assembly Fellows on Disinformation, Privacy, and Ethical AI

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Past Events

Apr 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Governing the Social Media City

Integrity Design Approaches To Challenging Digital Community Problems

Two former tech insiders turned public advocates discuss ways that platforms can mitigate all kinds of harms, without creating the moral and practical problems that arise from…

Apr 8, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Decoding Stigma: Designing for Sex Worker Liberatory Futures

Video & Podcast: Featuring Zahra Stardust, Gabriella Garcia, Chibundo Egwuatu, Yin Q

Video & Podcast: A panel discussion about what the Internet might look like if it was designed by sex workers and how we might code sex worker ethics into future design.

Apr 8, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Edgelands Institute Launch Event

Introducing an interdisciplinary pop-up institute

The Edgelands Institute is an interdisciplinary pop-up institute to redraw our social contract in our era of mass-urbanization, surveillance, pandemics, and other emergencies,…

Mar 30, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

COVID-19 from the Margins

Video & Podcast: Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society

Video & Podcast: Exploring the pandemic from the perspective of communities and individuals at the margins in the Global South and beyond

Mar 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Reopening Schools: How States Can Ensure Safe Buildings, Testing Capacity, and Contact Tracing Programs for Students and Staff

Video & Podcast: A Seminar for State & Local Leaders

Video & Podcast: A Seminar for State & Local Leaders

Mar 15, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Hindsight is 2020

Video & Podcast: Learning From our Past to Build a Better Future

Video & Podcast: A discussion on what today's builders should consider in the next iteration of the web.

Mar 2, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Digital Witnesses: The Power of Looking

Video & Podcast: Featuring Allissa Richardson, Nana Mgbechikwere Nwachukwu, and Hannane Ferdjani

Video & Podcast: A panel exploring how Black people around the world are using digital technology to bear witness to human rights injustices—from the Black Lives Matter movement,…

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Feb 25, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

Privacy Praxis

The Bridge: How Does Your Scholarship/Work Live In This World?

Privacy Praxis is an annual conference bringing together scholars, practitioners, representatives, and advocates from a variety of disciplines to discuss and develop privacy…

Feb 22, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Organizing, Budgeting, and Implementing Wraparound Services for People in Quarantine and Isolation

Video & Podcast: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Considerations for Future State Responses

Video & Podcast: Join Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux, Dr. Linda Bilmes, and Dr. Syra Madad for a session exploring the economic costs of supported isolation during the pandemic for state…

Feb 17, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

Covid State of Play: Vaccines and Variants

Domestic and Global Problems

Join Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux, Professor Jonathan Zittrain and Dr. Vanessa Kerry as they discuss vaccine roll-out and the impact of new COVID strains from both a domestic and global…

Feb 9, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Marginalized Women, Technology, COVID-19, and Intimate Partner Violence

Video & Podcast: Is there a vaccine for our pandemic?

Video & Podcast: Experts from multiple disciplines discuss how technology and online public spaces help (and hurt) violence victims amid COVID-19 policies and realities

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Feb 2, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

White Surveillance and Black Digital Publics

Video & Podcast: A Conversation with Dr. Apryl A. Williams and Dr. Allissa V. Richardson

Video & Podcast: Dr. Apryl A. Williams and Dr. Allissa V. Richardson will address the long-standing history of White vigilante-style surveillance of Black people in public spaces

Jan 13, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

Covid State of Play: 2021 Outlook and Vaccine Disinformation

Video & Podcast: Featuring Jonathan Zittrain, Margaret Bourdeaux, and Renée DiResta

Video & Podcast: Reflecting on 2020, the year ahead, and vaccine disinformation that has been proliferating online

Jan 5, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

A More Representative First Amendment?

Video & Podcast: A Conversation with Khaled Beydoun and Justin Hansford

Video & Podcast: Professors Khaled Beydoun and Justin Hansford join IfRFA Director Kendra Albert for a discussion of the way in which First Amendment work could better engage with…

Dec 15, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

Covid State of Play: Building a Public Sector Health Intelligence Capability

Video & Podcast: Investigating how public health officials can collect and utilize large amounts of data responsibly

Video & Podcast: Investigating how public health officials can collect and utilize vast sums of data responsibly

Dec 2, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

Covid State of Play: Covid, Racism, and Environmental Justice

Video & Podcast: How environmental injustice and racism have contributed to the disproportionate impact of the pandemic

Video & Podcast: How environmental injustice and racism have contributed to the disproportionate impact of the pandemic

Dec 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

The True Costs of Misinformation

Video & Podcast: Producing Moral and Technical Order in a Time of Pandemonium

Video & Podcast: Misinformation-at-scale is now a feature of most major social media platforms, what can be done to mitigate its effects on the public?

Nov 17, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Red and Blue Realities: Political Discourse and the 2020 Election

Video & Podcast: How asymmetrically polarized media in the United States shape political discourse

Video & Podcast: How asymmetrically polarized media in the United States shape political discourse

Nov 11, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Retrospective Contact Tracing: How States Can Investigate Covid-19 Clusters

Video & Podcast: A conversation with experts on how US states can implement retrospective contact tracing

Video & Podcast: A session exploring how US state and local public health leaders can implement retrospective contact tracing to identify Covid-19 clusters and mitigate their…

Nov 10, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World

Video & Podcast: A Harvard Law School Library Faculty Book Talk with Urs Gasser and John Palfrey

Video & Podcast A Harvard Law School Library Faculty Book Talk with Urs Gasser and John Palfrey