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Berkman Center 2014-2015 Orientation: Internet Policy Symposium

Berkman Center 2014-2015 Orientation: Internet Policy Symposium

w/ Harvard's Institute of Politics and The Internet Association at the Harvard Kennedy School

Follow the Berkman Centaur! This event is part of a series of kick-off activities for the 2014-2015 academic year. If you are student, faculty member, fellow, interested member of the public, or lover of LOLcats, we welcome you to join us at one or more of these gatherings.

Internet Policy Symposium
Hosted by Harvard University's Institute of Politics, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and The Internet Association


Thursday, September 4, 2014

6:00 PM - Forum - Innovation in Action: How Government Policies Affect the Internet Entrepreneur?
Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property, Law School; Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009)
Stephen Kaufer, President and CEO,
Archon Fung (moderator), Academic Dean and Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School

Friday, September 5, 2014

Internet Policy Symposium: This symposium event has hit capacity.  While no RSVPs will be accepted, people may watch a live webstream of the event on the Institute of Politics Website.

8:45 AM - Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - Will  Governments Break the Internet?
A roundtable discussion moderated by Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder and director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, on whether and how the Internet may be challenged by governments seeking to censor and monitor online speech and conduct, along with regulatory choices that impact private industry for good or ill.
11:00 AM - Your Next Big Startup Idea: Why Internet Policy Matters
A roundtable discussion moderated by Nicco Mele, author, The End of Big and adjunct lecturer in public policy at Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School, on Internet public policies broader implications for immigration, patent trolls and the sharing economy, which are all important to young entrepreneurs interested in starting their own Internet business.
12:30 PM - Closing Remarks

Past Event
Friday, September 5, 2014
8:45 PM - 6:00 PM