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Upcoming Events

Feb 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Goodbye California?

The New Tech Worker Movement

In the past years, workers across the tech industry have engaged in an unprecedented series of actions challenging their companies. What do these actions mean--and what's next? More

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Feb 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Waking Up to the Internet Platform Disaster

Featuring the author Roger McNamee in conversation with Lawrence Lessig

A former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg explains the danger posed by Facebook, Google and other internet platforms and what we must do about it. More

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Mar 5, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Privacy’s Blueprint

The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies

The dominant model for regulating privacy focuses on giving people control over their information and regulating data practices. This focus ignores the role that the design of… More

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Mar 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics

How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya

Join us for a conversation with author Nanjala Nyabola and 2017 Berkman Klein Fellow Grace Mutung'u about Nanjala's book, Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet… More

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Mar 25, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

BKC Meet the Author Series: Urs Gasser in conversation with Farah Pandith

"How We Can Defeat the Extremist Threat"

From the tech sector to the business sector and public sector: why we must go “all in” to counter and defeat violent extremist ideologies online and offline. More

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Apr 2, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Machines Learning to Find Injustice

Featuring HLS Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, Ryan Copus

Can we find a responsible, ethical, and transparent way to leverage the power of predictive algorithms in our justice systems? More

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Apr 3, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

What Should Happen to Our Medical Records When We Die?

Featuring Dr. Jon Cornwall, Centre for Early Learning in Medicine

Digital innovation is transforming health care, and the amount of digital health care data being generated will likely have increasing research utility over time. Despite the… More

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Apr 9, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Constitutionalizing Speech Platforms

Featuring Kate Klonick & Friends

We're never going to get a global set of norms for online speech but do the platforms pick our global values and constitutionalize them? Something to tie them to the mast when… More

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Apr 16, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Dirty Data, Bad Predictions

How Civil Rights Violations Impact Police Data, Predictive Policing Systems and Society

An examination of the data provenance of police data commonly used in predictive policing system. More

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Apr 23, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

How to work with tech companies on human rights

Insights from a decade of multi-stakeholder collaboration (and an argument with Steve Jobs)

David Sullivan draws upon a decade of work with technology companies (and a heated argument with Steve Jobs) to offer insights into how companies and civil society can collaborate… More

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Past Events

Oct 9, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Open Data, Grey Data, and Stewardship

Universities at the Privacy Frontier

Video & Podcast: Universities produce and consume vast amounts of data for research, teaching, service, and operational purposes. While extremely valuable to universities and… More

Oct 4, 2018 @ 5:30 PM

Network Propaganda

Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

VIDEO & PODCAST: New research on the media ecosystem around the 2016 US election offer new perspectives and methods for diagnosing the sources of, and potential solutions for, the… More

Oct 2, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Software for the Social Good

with the BKC Geek Team & friends

VIDEO & PODCAST: Learn how the Berkman Klein Center's geek team builds the amazing tools that help us study the Internet and advance the public interest. More

Sep 29, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

NETIZENS

Boston Women's Film Festival

A screening of the film NETIZENS, followed by a panel discussion led by Kendra Albert, a clinical instructional fellow at the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School. More

Sep 25, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

"Click Here to Kill Everybody"

A BKC Book Talk

VIDEO & PODCAST: Bruce Schneier on his new book "Click Here to Kill Everybody" More

Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Platforms, Politics, and Power

Understanding and Shaping the Internet in 2018

VIDEO & PODCAST: Jonathan Zittrain on platforms and society More

Sep 17, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Fall 2018 Open House

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

Sep 13, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Data Driven Discrimination

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

Sep 12, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Book Launch: Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics

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

Sep 11, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Antisocial Media

How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

Siva Vaidhyanathan discusses his new book More

May 31, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Symposium on Trust in Autonomous Vehicles

A symposium that brings together scientists, engineers, lawmakers, and car manufacturers to discuss ethical considerations and trust in autonomous vehicles. More

May 22, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Art that Imitates Art

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

May 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Shaping Consumption

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

May 8, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Governance and Regulation in the land of Crypto-Securities (as told by CryptoKitties)

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

May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

The Law and Ethics of Digital Piracy

Evidence from Harvard Law School Graduates

When do Harvard law students perceive digital file sharing (and piracy) as fine? More

Apr 23, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Blockchain and the Law

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

Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Honoring All Expertise: Social Responsibility and Ethics in Tech

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

Apr 16, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Force of Nature

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

Apr 10, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Tales from the Public Domain

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

Apr 9, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Remedies for Cyber Defamation

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