Our public events resume in Spring 2019. Explore our past events below, and subscribe to stay updated on all of our in-person events and live webcasts.
Berkman Klein Center & Friends
Please join us to learn about the Berkman Klein Center, our amazing community and digital Harvard friends at the Fall 2018 Open House. Our faculty, fellows, and staff look forward… More
What Is it, and Where Do We Go from Here?
Join Brittny-Jade Saunders ’08, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, for a discussion discrimination resulting from the… More
When data from all aspects of our lives can be relevant to our health - from our habits at the grocery store and our Google searches to our FitBit data and our medical records -… More
How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
Siva Vaidhyanathan discusses his new book More
A symposium that brings together scientists, engineers, lawmakers, and car manufacturers to discuss ethical considerations and trust in autonomous vehicles. More
Computational Creativity and Creative Contracting
Copyright in AI-generated works, the need for a shared understanding of what is and isn’t up for grabs in a license, and how forward-thinking contracts can prevent AI developers… More
How Social Network Manipulation Tactics Are Impacting Amazon and Influencing Consumers
Narrative manipulation issues are increasingly well-documented problems affecting the entire social ecosystem. More
featuring founding members, Dieter Shirley and Alex Shih
Join founding members of the CryptoKitties team, Dieter Shirley and Alex Shih, as they discuss the unique governance, legal, and regulatory challenges of putting cats on the… More
Evidence from Harvard Law School Graduates
When do Harvard law students perceive digital file sharing (and piracy) as fine? More
The Rule of Code
Blockchain technology is ultimately a dual-edge technology that can be used to either support or supplant the law. This talk looks at the impact of blockchain technology of a… More
featuring Kathy Pham & Friends from the Berkman Klein Community
Learn more about social responsibility and ethics in tech from cross functional perspectives featuring social scientists, computer scientists, historians, lawyers, political… More
Celebrating 20 Years of the Laws of Cyberspace
Join us as we celebrate 20 years of the Laws of Cyberspace and the ways in which it laid the groundwork for our Center's field of study. More
James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins discuss "Theft! A History of Music"
Theft! A History of Music is a graphic novel laying out a 2000-year long history of musical borrowing from Plato to rap. More
Criminal Libel, Anti-Speech Injunctions, Forgeries, Frauds, and More
“Cheap speech” has massively increased ordinary people’s access to mass communications -- both for good and for ill. How has the system of remedies for defamatory, privacy… More
Legal Director at Google
Please join the Harvard Italian Law Association and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society for a discussion on several legal and regulatory issues concerning digital… More
Privacy Reimagined for a Public World
Jennifer E. Rothman discusses her book, The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World (Harvard University Press 2018). She challenges the conventional story of the… More
Why Is Internet Access Still Considered a Luxury in America?
Internet access is a major social and economic justice issue of our time. Dividing Lines, a four-part documentary video series, sheds a light on who is being left behind as big… More
Please join us for metaLAB’s 2018 openLAB, showcasing work by metaLAB and friends. More
featuring Julia Dressel
COMPAS is a software used across the country to predict who will commit future crimes. It doesn’t perform any better than untrained people who responded to an online survey. More
featuring founder and Executive Director, David Harris
How can a multimedia project build empathy and connect the experiences of humanity around the globe? More
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