Events

Through discussions, lectures, conferences, and other gatherings, the Berkman Klein Center convenes diverse groups around a wide range of topics related to the Internet as a social and political space. The unique interactions generated through these events - both as process and product - are fundamental elements of the Berkman Klein Center's modus operandi. We encourage you to join us at the events listed below to learn, engage, and connect with our community.


May 11 2017 8:30am to May 11 2017 5:00pm

Next Gen Podcast Distribution Protocols:

Innovation and Governance in Open Development Initiatives

The goals of the symposium include furthering cooperation among various players in the world of podcast creation and distribution and consideration of recommendations on standards, enhancements, extensions, and other methods to support the growth of podcasting as an open and inclusive medium.

May 2 2017 12:00pm to May 2 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Quantified Worker

with Berkman Klein Fellow, Ifeoma Ajunwa

To apply to Futurecorp, please submit your resume, list of references, and a genetic profile. Once hired, we'll make an appointment for you to receive a sub-dermal tracking microchip.

Apr 27 2017 12:00pm to Apr 27 2017 12:00pm

Digital Health @ Harvard | Brown Bag Lunch Series

Digital Health @ Harvard, April 2017 – Holding Hospitals Hostage: From HIPAA to Ransomware

featuring Dr. Josephine Wolff

For hospitals and healthcare providers, data protection efforts have long been driven by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This talk will look at recent trends in the online threats facing hospitals and consider how effective HIPAA is at addressing these threats, and how it has shaped the state of healthcare data security--for better and for worse.

Apr 25 2017 12:00pm to Apr 25 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Digital Expungement: Rehabilitation in the Digital Age

with Berkman Klein Faculty Associate, Eldar Haber

Can digital technology lead to the extinction of criminal rehabilitation? How should policymakers strike a balance between protecting civil rights and public safety while ensuring the reintegration into society of individuals with expunged criminal history?

Apr 18 2017 12:00pm to Apr 18 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Internet Access as a Basic Service: Inspiration from our Canadian Neighbors

featuring Mr. Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Join the Berkman Klein Center and the HLS Canadian Law Student Association as Mr. Blais speaks about broadband, internet, and the future of connectivity in Canada and around the world

Apr 11 2017 12:00pm to Apr 11 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

AI & Society

featuring Joi Ito and Iyad Rahwan of the MIT Media Lab

ISIS. Trump. Uber. The 1%. What if all these phenomena reflect the same forces? What if you could understand those forces?

Apr 4 2017 12:00pm to Apr 4 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Algorithmic Consumers

with Professors Michal Gal, University of Haifa, and Niva Elkin-Koren, Visting Professor of Law at HLS

Hate shopping? The next generation of e-commerce will be conducted by digital agents, based on algorithms that will not only make purchase recommendations, but will also predict what we want, make purchase decisions, negotiate and execute the transaction for the consumers...

Mar 30 2017 12:00pm to Mar 30 2017 12:00pm

Digital Health @ Harvard | Brown Bag Lunch Series

Digital Health @ Harvard, March 2017 – Using Mobile Phone Data to Map Migration and Disease: Politics, Privacy, and Public Health

featuring Dr. Caroline Buckee

Mobile phone data are providing unprecedented insights into human migration and behavior with relevance for containment of epidemics and response to natural disasters, but what are the implications for individual privacy and the prospects for routine use of this data in public health?

Mar 21 2017 12:00pm to Mar 21 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Things of the Internet

with Berkman Klein Fellow, An Xiao” Mina

What sorts of objects do new forms of hardware culture enable, and what role does the internet now play in all steps along the way, from ideation to sales to manufacturing to shipping? How might we now incorporate physical objects into our notions of internet memes? And what does this suggest about the future of object culture more generally?

Mar 14 2017 12:00pm to Mar 14 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

[POSTPONED] An Introduction to Media Cloud: Mapping the attention and influence of news

with Natalie Gyenes and Anushka Shah

The recent US election, and related conversations about misinformation, have brought questions about media influence to the forefront of internet research and communications agendas. We use the Media Cloud suite of tools to ask the following question: How can we deconstruct the topic of media influence to reconstruct better narratives?

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