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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Jan 24 2017 4:00pm to Jan 24 2017 4:00pm

US Communications at a Crossroads

featuring Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, in conversation with Harvard Law School Professor Susan Crawford

Join us for a conversation between Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, and Harvard Law School Professor, Susan Crawford.

Jan 10 2017 12:00pm to Jan 10 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Examining Black Feminism in the Digital Era

with Berkman Klein Fellow, Kishonna L. Gray

Using Black women’s innovative use of digital technologies via the hashtag, via reappropriating imagery, via facebook pages and gaming, Kishonna L. Gray highlights examples through a lens of Black feminism and give attention to the uniqueness of black women’s use of digital technologies.

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Dec 2 2016 9:00am to Dec 2 2016 1:00pm

Algorithms, Law and Society: Building Rights for a Digital Era

Algorithms, transparency, and law: how do these three elements unfold together to ensure human rights, development, and accountability at the same time? This is one of the questions that this workshop aims to discuss with students from a variety of fields. This workshop aims to present some perspectives on how different actors are mobilizing ICT to change lawmaking and legal services. The workshop will contribute to our understanding of the potential development of the use of ICT in these areas. It will bring together people from different backgrounds - legal academics, engineers, company representatives and former public authorities - to discuss these topics.

Nov 15 2016 12:00pm to Nov 15 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The End of Ownership

with Aaron Perzanowski, Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University

Do you own the products you buy? From ebooks to smart appliances, digital goods are increasingly undermining consumer expectations of ownership and the autonomy we associate with it.

Oct 27 2016 12:30pm to Oct 27 2016 12:30pm

The Digital Trade Imbalance: Digital Trade, Digital Protectionism, and Digital Rights

with Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs and GWU Cross-Disciplinary Fellow at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs

Many internet NGOs including EFF, CDT, and Access see trade agreements as undermining the open internet because these agreements often include provisions related to copyright that may reduce access to information online. But could these groups be wrong about the effects of trade agreements on the internet--could the provisions on digital trade increase access to information and reduce censorship and filtering?

Oct 25 2016 12:00pm to Oct 25 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Tim Wu - The Battle for Our Attention

Shorenstein Center Speaker Series

Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School, and director of the Poliak Center for the study of First Amendment Issues at Columbia Journalism School. Wu’s best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he also writes about private power, free speech, copyright, and antitrust. His book The Master Switch has won wide recognition and various awards.

Oct 11 2016 12:00pm to Oct 11 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Beyond Legal Talismans

with Berkman Klein Affiliate Kendra Albert

In this talk, Kendra Albert explores how introducing legal terms of art invoked for their weight but often divorced from law, known as “legal talismans”, impacts online platforms and how we can move beyond legalities to systems that are more considerate of all users.

Oct 4 2016 12:00pm to Oct 4 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Translating Research into Online Tools to Increase Participation in Collaborative Communities

with Berkman Klein Fellow Samer Hassan

How can we translate social research into evidence-based interventions to aid collaborative communities? Which online tools would help reducing the invisible wall between contributors and users to facilitate participation? How can we ensure the tools we build respond to the communities needs?

Sep 27 2016 12:00pm to Sep 27 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Responsive Communities Initiative - Boston HUBweek

with Prof. Susan Crawford

The Responsive Communities Initiative led by Prof. Susan Crawford at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University addresses some of the most important issues of economic development, social justice, and civil liberties of our time – those prompted by Internet access. This event is part of Boston's HUBweek 2016.

Sep 21 2016 5:00pm to Sep 21 2016 5:00pm

Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age

featuring authors, John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

This publication is the expanded and updated version of the critically-acclaimed 2008 book, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of DigitalNatives. The new edition builds upon recent research conducted by the Berkman Klein Center’s Youth and Media project and also includes insights from the Berkman Klein-UNICEF Digitally Connected network, as well as many other collaborators and colle

Sep 6 2016 5:00pm to Sep 6 2016 5:00pm

Why the Internet Matters

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!

May 31 2016 12:00pm to May 31 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

featuring Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel

Come join Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel of the Berkman Center for a discussion on what corporate structures and governance models open source organizations can utilize so that they may better achieve their missions and foster sustainable communities.