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.

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Mar 22 2016 12:00pm to Mar 22 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Reconceptualizing the Right to Be Forgotten to Enable Transatlantic Data Flow

with Sanna Kulevska and Michael L. Rustad

The recently agreed final version of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the European Court of Justice’s October 2015 decision to strike down the Safe Harbor agreement that enabled cross-border data flow from Europe to the United States for the past fifteen years create a legal dilemma. Sanna Kulevska and Michael Rustad propose that the U.S. adopt a scaled-down right to be forgotten that will balance the fundamental right of privacy in Europe with the First Amendment in the United States. The authors will lead a discussion on the difficulties of developing a right to be forgotten to achieve this balance.

Mar 15 2016 12:00pm to Mar 15 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Back to the Drawing Board: Student Privacy in Massachusetts K-12 Schools

with Jessie Rossman and Kade Crockford of the ACLU of Massachusetts

Technology moves much faster than the law. Here in Massachusetts, that’s left a gap between what kinds of technologies schools use to manage student information and in classrooms, and the laws and regulations protecting sensitive student information. Hear about the state of student privacy in our state, and what’s next.

Mar 10 2016 5:30pm to Mar 10 2016 5:30pm

Deterrence and Arms Control in Cyberspace

with National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues, Sean Kanuck

This discussion with the National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues will begin by highlighting the technology trends that are having a transformational change on cyber security and the future of intelligence. It will then assess strategic developments in international relations and their implications for deterring malicious activity in cyberspace. The analysis will focus on the (in)applicability of existing arms control mechanisms and deterrence principles to modern information and communication technologies.

Mar 4 2016 9:00am to Mar 4 2016 10:30am

Conectados al Sur - Breakfast of Ideas

Latino STEM Alliance Boston

The Breakfast of Ideas event seeks to gather both people from Latin American and individuals who have a sincere interest in Latin American affairs revolving around issues of children and youth, technology, Internet and social media, education technology, and new applications for social changes.

Mar 1 2016 12:00pm to Mar 1 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Big Reverse of the Web: Are Our Policies and Standards Ready?

with Open Source developer, Dries Buytaert

Artificially intelligent personal assistants and algorithms are just the first signs of a web that's designed to deliver the highly personalized information to us at the right time. But what sorts of big issues do we need to tackle when it comes to personal privacy, serendipity and other things that made the web great to begin with?

Feb 19 2016 9:00am to Feb 19 2016 10:30am

Conectados al Sur - Breakfast of Ideas

Science Clubs Colombia Project (Clubes de Ciencia)

The Breakfast of Ideas event seeks to gather both people from Latin American and individuals who have a sincere interest in Latin American affairs revolving around issues of children and youth, technology, Internet and social media, education technology, and new applications for social changes.

Feb 16 2016 12:00pm to Feb 16 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Security and Privacy in the World-Sized Web

with Berkman Fellow, Bruce Schneier

We've created a world where technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. Yet these systems demand continuous access to us and our information, and are vulnerable to a host of new security threats from users, from outsiders, and from the corporations and governments that control them. This talk looks back at what we've learned from past attempts to secure these systems, and forward at what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we need to secure them in the future.

Jan 26 2016 12:00pm to Jan 26 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Civic Technology and Community Science: building a model for public participation in environmental decision-making processes

with Berkman Fellow, Shannon Dosemagen

Building on civic technology and grassroots community science methods, we’ll examine how open, online communities can support the goals of local groups as they engage with environmental decision-making processes that affect their communities.

Jan 12 2016 12:30pm to Jan 12 2016 12:30pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Haiti, Machine Learning, and Ankle Holsters: Reflections on the U.S. Treasury Department in the Late 1990s

with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Come hear California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar reflect on his years working at Treasury in the late 1990s and discuss enduring dilemmas in governance, law, and technology.

Dec 8 2015 12:00pm to Dec 8 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

State of Student Privacy

with Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Dalia Topelson Ritvo, Paulina Haduong, and Leah Plunkett

The Berkman Center’s Student Privacy Initiative will be taking stock of our student privacy work to date and exploring future directions. At this luncheon, the Berkman team will do a deep dive into the privacy conversations that have been dominating the student privacy and educational technologies (“ed tech”) landscape over the past three years.

Oct 27 2015 12:00pm to Oct 27 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Internet of Garbage

with Sarah Jeong

What do we do about online harassment? Sarah Jeong talks about the lessons we can learn from anti-spam technology and copyright law, and how to think beyond deletion and legal liability.

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