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Upcoming Events

Oct 27, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Election Chaos: Platform Preparations for the US Election

A discussion with evelyn douek and Julie Owono

Discover how platforms are preparing for disinformation campaigns in the forthcoming US election. More

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Nov 10, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World

A Harvard Law School Library Faculty Book Talk with Urs Gasser and John Palfrey

A Harvard Law School Library Faculty Book Talk with Urs Gasser and John Palfrey More

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Past Events

Mar 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

Is Intellectual Property Racist?

Live Taping of the Podcast Hate 2 See It with Anjali Vats, Author of The Color of Creatorship

In this live taping of the Harvard Black Law Students Association's podcast Hate 2 See It, Anjali Vats discusses her new book The Color of Creatorship: Race, Intellectual Property… More

Mar 3, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

All Data Are Local

VIDEO & PODCAST: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society

VIDEO & PODCAST: How to analyze data settings rather than data sets, acknowledging the meaning-making power of the local. More

Feb 18, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

"Everything is better with better broadband" featuring Christopher Ali

VIDEO & PODCAST: Broadband deployment in rural America

VIDEO & PODCAST: The United States spends $6billion a year on rural broadband deployment, and yet the digital divide may be growing. Where is this money going? More

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Feb 11, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

From JD to Data Science: A Case Study in AI and Law

Co-Hosted with the Harvard Data Science Initiative

Zac Kriegman describes his path from a Harvard JD to a data science career focused on deep learning. More

Feb 4, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech

Featuring Dr. Howard Stevenson

Part of the BKC Luncheon Series More

Dec 2, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

To Unsafe Harbors: How the new EU Copyright Directive Will Change the Web

Featuring Julia Reda

Former Member of the European Parliament reflects on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market More

Nov 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism

Featuring Julie Cohen

VIDEO & PODCAST: Julie Cohen explores the relationships between legal institutions and political and economic transformation. More

Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Sharenthood: How Parents, Teachers, and Other Trusted Adults Harm Youth Privacy & Opportunity

Featuring Leah Plunkett

VIDEO & PODCAST: How and why adults should not (or should) share information about kids and teens through digital technologies More

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Nov 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Napster@20: Reflections on the Internet’s Most Controversial Music File Sharing Service

Part of the Cyberlaw Clinic 20th Anniversary Event Series

VIDEO & PODCAST: Examining the direct and indirect legacy of Napster over the past two decades More

Nov 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

California Consumer Privacy Act: What it Means for Companies and Lawyers

Featuring Zach Lerner

HLS alum Zach Lerner to discuss the California Consumer Privacy Act More

Nov 5, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Regulating Social Media

HLS Journal of Legislation’s 2019 Symposium

A three-day symposium at Harvard Law School More

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Nov 1, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Ethics of the Digital Transformation

Special Event with the President of Germany Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

VIDEO & PODCAST: German President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier in conversation with Urs Gasser and colleagues More

Oct 29, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

North of Havana: A Lawyer's Truth

Featuring Martin Garbus

VIDEO & PODCAST: Martin Garbus discusses his most challenging case: representing five Cuban spies marooned in the U.S. prison system. More

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Oct 22, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Protecting Elections from Online Manipulation and Cyber Threats: The Experience of Israel’s 2019 Elections

Featuring Justice Hanan Melcer, Supreme Court of Israel

VIDEO & PODCAST: Justice Hanan Melcer of Israel's Supreme Court speaks about managing two election cycles in Israel More

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Oct 22, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Contesting Algorithms

Featuring Niva Elkin-Koren, Professor of Law at the University of Haifa and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University.

VIDEO & PODCAST: Professor Elkin-Koren proposes to address AI-based content moderation by introducing an adversarial procedure. More

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Oct 22, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Conversion Via Twitter

FEATURING MEGAN PHELPS-ROPER AND BRITTAN HELLER

VIDEO & PODCAST: A discussion about Megan Phelps-Roper's book Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church. More

Sep 24, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Fall 2019 Open House

Berkman Klein Center and Friends

Please join us for our Fall 2019 Open House to learn about the Berkman Klein Center, our amazing community and our Harvard friends. Berkman Klein faculty, fellows, and staff… More

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Sep 24, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

A New Jim Code?

Featuring Ruha Benjamin on Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life

VIDEO & PODCAST: Ruha Benjamin presents the concept of the “New Jim Code" to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity: by explicitly amplifying racial… More

Sep 19, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Colonized by Data: The Costs of Connection with Nick Couldry and Ulises Mejias

Book Talk

VIDEO & PODCAST: Couldry and Mejias argue that the role of data in society needs to be grasped as not only a development of capitalism, but as the start of a new phase in human… More

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Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Can Tech be Governed?

BKC Luncheon Series: Public Kickoff featuring Jonathan Zittrain

VIDEO & PODCAST: How different is this technology from what preceded it, and do we need new ways to govern it? If so, how would they come about? More