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Thursday, October 24, 6:00 pm
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Fl, Cambridge, MA

The Cyberscholar Working Group is a forum for fellows and affiliates of MIT, Yale Law School Information Society Project, Columbia University, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University to discuss their ongoing research.. Each session is focused on the peer review and discussion of current projects submitted by a presenter. Meeting alternatively at Harvard, MIT, Yale, the working group aims to expand the shared knowledge of young scholars by bringing together these preeminent centers of thought on issues confronting the information age. Discussion sessions are designed to facilitate advancements in the individual research of presenters and in turn encourage exposure among the participants to the multi-disciplinary features of the issues addressed by their own work.

This month's presentations include:

(1) Cyber-Attacking Al Qaeda and the First Amendment's Right to Listen

Sam Kleiner is a student at the Yale Law School where he is an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and a Fellow at the Information Society Project. He completed a DPhil in International Relations at Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and has a BA from Northwestern University. He has published articles in places including the LA Times, Slate, The Atlantic, and Foreign Policy.

(2) Mesh networking: analysing the trade-off between decentralisation and control

Primavera De Filippi is a researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Universit√© Paris II. She is currently a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, where is investigating the concept of "governance by design" as it relates to cloud computing and peer-to-peer technologies. Primavera holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, where she explored the legal challenges of copyright law in the digital environment. Primavera is an administrator of the Communia association for the public domain, a coordinator at the Open Knowldege Foundation and legal expert for Creative Commons in France. 

(3) Carceral Feminist Technologies & the Automated Detection of Child Pornography

Mitali Thakor is a doctoral candidate in the MIT Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, & Society (HASTS). Mitali uses feminist science studies, surveillance studies, and critical race theory to explore the politics of aid, technology development, and discourses of carceral control in sex trafficking in the US and Southeast Asia. Mitali has previously interned for the Microsoft Research Human Trafficking Project and the ILO-Bangkok. Mitali is active with groups supporting care for sexual trauma survivors and sex workers' rights, especially among youth, queer, and immigrant communities.

Past Event
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - Friday, October 25, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM