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.

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Oct 18 2017 4:00pm to Oct 18 2017 4:00pm

Deep Mediatization: Social Order in the Age of Datafication

with Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Berkman Klein Faculty Associate and Andreas Hepp, Zemki, University of Bremen, Germany

Social order - what counts as order in the social world - is changing in the digital era, the era of deep mediatization. How can social theory help us understand this shift, and what are the consequence for fundamental democratic values such as freedom and autonomy?

Oct 17 2017 12:00pm to Oct 17 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Will Wikipedia exist in 20 years?

Featuring Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, in conversation with Harvard Law School Professor Yochai Benkler

Join us for a stimulating conversation highlighting different perspectives of the question, "Will Wikipedia exist in 20 years?"

Oct 10 2017 12:00pm to Oct 10 2017 12:00pm

HUBweek 2017: Programming the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice

featuring Harvard's Cynthia Dwork, Christopher L. Griffin, Margo I. Seltzer, and Jonathan L. Zittrain in conversation with Professor Chris Bavitz

How do we prepare court systems, judges, lawyers, and defendants to interact with autonomous systems? What are the potential societal costs to human autonomy, dignity, and due process from the use of these systems in our judicial systems?

Sep 29 2017 10:00am to Sep 29 2017 10:00am

How to Watch Them Watching You

Researching Social Media, Online Platforms, and Algorithmic Systems From the Outside

Join us at the University of Michigan for a discussion with Eric Gilbert, Cedric Langbort, Jeff Larson, Casey Pierce, and Christo Wilson on how researchers can navigate and investigate huge and complex datasets, algorithms, and online platforms to improve transparency and accountability.

Sep 28 2017 4:00pm to Sep 28 2017 4:00pm

The Computer Says No

The Bad News About Online Discrimination in Algorithmic Systems

Join us at the University of Michigan for a discussion with Solon Barocas, J. Nathan Matias, H. V. Jagadish, and Christian Sandvig on the potential for discrimination and digital redlining posed by the development of purportedly neutral algorithms.

Sep 19 2017 12:00pm to Sep 19 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Line Between Hate and Debate

featuring Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management in conversation with Professor Jonathan Zittrain

As society figures out what is acceptable and what is harmful, can technology play a role in improving online debate?

Sep 12 2017 12:00pm to Sep 12 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Berkman Klein: Technology for the Social Good featuring Jonathan Zittrain

Learn more about us in an interactive discussion with Prof. Jonathan Zittrain, Berkman Klein Center Faculty Chair

If you’re interested in connecting with the Berkman Klein Center's research, community, and events, or are just generally interested in digital technologies and their impact on society, please join us for this talk!

Aug 7 2017 10:00am to Aug 13 2017 5:00pm


metaLAB AI Art Exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

metaLAB exhibits five new artistic projects playfully and critically engaging different aspects of Artificial Intelligence at Harvard Art Museum's Lightbox Gallery from August 8-13, 2017

Jul 31 2017 12:00pm to Jul 31 2017 12:00pm

Trump's ‘America First’ Trade Agenda: What It Means for Access to Medicines

Featuring GAiA Affiliate John Stubbs

US foreign policy regulates, incentivizes and subsidizes access to medicines for patients around the world, from intellectual property protection and market access commitments in trade agreements to assistance programs like PEPFAR. What existing policies is President Trump likely to change, what new policies will his administration introduce, and how will these changes affect global health outcomes?

Jul 11 2017 12:00pm to Jul 11 2017 12:00pm

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Microsoft Research's Social Media Collective and Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society welcome author Cathy O'Neil

Please join us for a timely discussion of the role of data science in public life. All are welcome at this free event open to the public!

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.