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Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

How to work with tech companies on human rights

Insights from a decade of multi-stakeholder collaboration (and an argument with Steve Jobs)

How can advocates, activists, and academics work with technology companies to advance human rights? When do public “name and shame” campaigns make a difference compared to confidential conversations? David Sullivan, director of learning and development at the Global Network Initiative, has spent the past decade working closely with technology companies on vexing human rights challenges, from conflict minerals in hardware supply chains to fighting censorship and surveillance online.

In this talk, he will draw upon a contentious exchange with Steve Jobs about the Democratic Republic of Congo to offer insights into how companies and civil society can work together on tough issues at the intersection of technology and human rights online.

Join us for a presentation by David Sullivan, Director of Learning and Development at the Global Network Initiative, followed by him in conversation with Berkman Klein Fellow, Chinmayi Arun.


This event will be live webcast here at noon on event date.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall
Milstein West B (Room 2019, Second Floor)
Cambridge, MA 02138 US

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The Berkman Klein Center Luncheon Series is a weekly forum for conversations about Internet issues and research. It is free and open to the public. More