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Upcoming Events

Feb 19, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

The Smart Enough City

Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future

Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity. More

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Feb 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Patents and Market Concentration

Measuring the Impact on Global Access to Medicines

Market concentration in technology industries has become a subject of interest to scholars and policy analysts. This talk presents some of the first empirical results on how the… More

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Feb 25, 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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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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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

Sep 19, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

ICTs for Development in Africa and Asia

Rich Fuchs and Dr. Onno Purbo

Berkman Luncheon Series: 9/19/03 - Rich Fuchs and Dr. Onno Purbo on ICTs for Development in Africa and Asia More

Aug 29, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

Scott Bradner, University Technology Security Officer in the Harvard University Office of the Provost

Berkman Luncheon Series: 7/29/03 - Scott Bradner on the IETF More

Jul 16, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

Free Software

Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Berkman Faculty Director

Professor Jonathan Zittrain on Free Software More

Jul 15, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

Lessons from the Microsoft Case

Phil Malone, Director of the Berkman Center Clinical Program

Berkman Luncheon Series: 7/15/03 - Phil Malone on Lessons from the Microsoft Case More

May 28, 2003 @ 5:52 AM


The Third Open Source Content Management Conference More

May 7, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

Adware and Spyware

Ben Edelman

Berkman Luncheon Series: 5/07/03 - Ben Edelman on Adware and Spyware More

Apr 30, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

ICTs and Africa

Russell Southwood

Berkman Luncheon Series: 4/30/03 - Russell Southwood on ICTs and Africa More

Apr 29, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

The Public Radio Exchange (2003)

Jake Shapiro, Berkman Fellow

Berkman Luncheon Series: 4/29/03 - Jake Shapiro on the Public Radio Exchange More

Apr 17, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

IT Policy in Mongolia

Dr. Sanjaasuren Oyun

Berkman Luncheon Series: 4/17/03 - Dr. Sanjaasuren Oyun on IT Policy in Mongolia More

Apr 14, 2003 @ 12:30 PM


Dave Winer, Former Berkman Fellow and Pioneer of RSS

Berkman Luncheon Series: 4/15/03 - Dave Winer on Weblogs More

Mar 13, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

What Is a Commons?

Lewis Hyde, Berkman Fellow

Berkman Luncheon Series: 3/11/03 - Lewis Hyde on What Is a Commons? More

Feb 27, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

Creative Commons

Eric Saltzman and Don McGovern

Berkman Luncheon Series: 2/27/03 - Eric Saltzman and Don McGovern on Creative Commons More

Feb 13, 2003 @ 12:30 PM

Transparency Research

Professor Jonathan Zittrain and Ben Edelman

Berkman Luncheon Series: 2/13/03 - Professor Jonathan Zittrain and Ben Edelman on Transparency Research More

Jan 14, 2003 @ 12:30 PM


Rebecca Nesson and Wayne Marshall

Berkman Luncheon Series: 1/14/03 - Rebecca Nesson and Wayne Marshall on Jamaica More

Nov 15, 2002 @ 10:24 PM

Internet & Society Conference 2002 (IS2k2): What is Harvard's Digital Identity?

The complete Internet & Society Conference 2002 (IS2k2) web site can be found online at More

May 30, 2002 @ 5:11 PM

Cybertree 2002

1998 Harvard Internet & Society Conference, co-chaired by Professor Charles Ogletree, raised the question whether Internet technology could help bridge the divide between rich and… More

May 10, 2001 @ 4:44 AM


Paulina Borsook, Author of Cyberselfish

Paulina Borsook, Author of Cyberselfish, gave a lunchtime talk. More

Apr 6, 2001 @ 4:40 AM

Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe

Technology Columnist

Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe Technology Columnist, gave a lunchtime discussion series talk. More

Mar 21, 2001 @ 4:47 AM

Dynamics of Evolutionary Processes

Richard Lewontin

Richard Lewontin talked about "Dynamics of Evolutionary Processes" More

Mar 19, 2001 @ 4:48 AM

Australia's Internet Industry Association

Peter Coroneos, Executive director of The Internet Industry Association, Australia's national Internet industry organization.

Peter Coroneos, Executive director of The Internet Industry Association, Australia's national Internet industry organization. More