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Ethics of the Digital Transformation

Ethics of the Digital Transformation

Special Event with the President of Germany Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University was delighted to welcome the President of Germany, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to campus for a special event on November 1 to discuss the Ethics of the Digital Transformation.

President Steinmeier participated in an interactive panel session on the ethical, legal, and societal implications of digital technologies across geographies and as viewed from different disciplines. The discussion was moderated by Urs Gasser, Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center and Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, and included a Q&A.

In addition to the German President, the following experts joined the open dialogue:

  • Jeanette Hofmann, Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Professor of Internet Politics, Free University of Berlin
  • Matthew Liao, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics, New York University
  • Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Professor of Political Science, MIT
  • Wolfgang Schulz, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute, Professor for Media Law and Public Law, University of Hamburg
  • Eva Weber-Guskar, Guest Professor for Philosophy, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Crystal S. Yang, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

This special event is part of the Berkman Klein Center’s Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative.

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Past Event
Friday, November 1, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall
Milstein East
Cambridge, MA 02138 US

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