Fireside Chat: Social Media Governance in Turbulent Times
Please RSVP for this hybrid event.
Please join us on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 3:45pm for a discussion between Monika Bickert, Vice President for Content Policy at Meta, and Sue Hendrickson, Berkman Klein Center Executive Director.
From the changing scope of content moderation to platform governance writ large, this chat is designed to inform students about the top policy issues Meta is currently tackling. Harvard students and the Berkman Klein Center community will have the opportunity to engage on these issues faced by Meta in an era of increased fracture and complexity. Along the way, this exchange will illuminate some key challenges of being a leader in a social media company with a broad constituency and high visibility.
This event will be livestreamed, but in-person attendance is limited to members of the Harvard community with active IDs. If you do not hold an active Harvard ID, please RSVP to our virtual event.
Monika Bickert is Meta’s Vice President for Content Policy. Her global team manages the policies for what types of content can be shared on Meta platforms and how advertisers and others can interact with the site. Monika joined Facebook in 2012 as lead security counsel, advising the company on matters including child safety and data security. She assumed her current role in 2013. Earlier in her career, Monika served as Resident Legal Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, where she specialized in Southeast Asian rule of law development and response to child exploitation and human trafficking. She also served as Assistant United States Attorney for 11 years in Washington, DC, and Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes ranging from public corruption to gang-related violence. Monika received a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Sue is Berkman Klein’s Executive Director leading its next generation of education, research, collaboration, and impact. Her work focuses on emerging and disruptive technology and its implications for democracy, human rights and the public interest. A leading intellectual property and technology lawyer and strategist, her experience tackling complex legal, commercial, and public policy issues with emerging tech spans three decades and encompasses a wide array of technologies, including social media platforms, AI, communications and networking technologies, autonomous systems, biotech, fintech, digital education, semiconductors, Web 3.0, and AR/VR/XR technologies. Sue serves on the board of Human Rights First and as an advisor to its Innovation Lab and on the board of the largest dedicated maker space in the United States, KID Museum.
Prior to Berkman Klein, Sue was a partner at Arnold & Porter, where she co-headed the Technology and Life Sciences Transactions practices working with leading entrepreneurs, Fortune 100 companies, investors, international organizations, and philanthropists to embrace the promise and mitigate the risks of technology innovations. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School, and was an editor on the Harvard Law Review.