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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

Mar 8, 2001 @ 4:49 AM

Log On, Find Love

Stephanie Stoughton

Stephanie Stoughton, Boston Globe Reporter, on :Log On, Find Love" More

Mar 2, 2001 @ 5:04 AM

Digital Discovery

A project to explore, develop, and educate on discovery in the digital sphere More

Feb 20, 2001 @ 4:57 AM

Legal Theory Workshop on Criminal Justice and the Internet

Legal Theory Workshop on Criminal Justice and the Internet More

Nov 15, 2000 @ 4:10 AM

The Day the Music Died? Harvard's Policy on Napster and Its Siblings--Past, Present and Future

A Panel Discussion

A Panel Discussion on "The Day the Music Died? Harvard's Policy on Napster and Its Siblings--Past, Present and Future" More

Oct 19, 2000 @ 4:20 AM

eDevelopment: Enabling Communities to Shape Their Future

eDevelopment: Enabling Communities to Shape Their Future More

Oct 1, 2000 @ 9:57 PM

The Future of Intellectual Property on the Internet: A Debate

Lawrence Lessig and Jack Valenti

The Berkman Center presented a debate between Valenti and Lessig on the future of intellectual property online. More

May 1, 2000 @ 11:28 PM

Arguing the Violence Against Women Act: Two Views

A live webcast discussion featuring: Professor Charles Fried and Professor Catharine MacKinnon

Arguing the Violence Against Women Act: Two Views More

Feb 25, 2000 @ 4:31 AM

Signal or Noise: The Future of Music on the Net

The Future of Music on the Net More

Nov 20, 1999 @ 3:49 AM

Saturday School on the Web

Saturday School on the Web More

Nov 18, 1999 @ 3:56 AM

The Truth is Out There - About You

As part of the Internet & Society '99 course, the Berkman Center and Jack Vonder Heide, president of Technology Briefing Centers, gave a special demonstration of how the Internet… More

Nov 8, 1999 @ 3:59 AM

Technology and Culture Book Panel

Technology and Culture Book Panel More

Sep 17, 1999 @ 3:13 AM

Six Questions Everyone Should Ask About Technology

Neil Postman, Chair, Department of Culture and Communication, New York University

Neil Postman, Author of Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, presented "Six Questions Everyone Should Ask About Technology" More

May 20, 1999 @ 5:15 AM

Open Code / Open Content / Open Law Strategic Planning Session

The Berkman Center concluded the academic year with an all-day strategic planning session on May 20, 1999: "Building a Digital Commons." More

May 3, 1999 @ 4:04 AM

Building Online Environments for Inquiry, Engagement, and Community

Dr. Sara Cobb, Executive Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

Dr. Sara Cobb, Executive Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School talked about Building Online Environments for Inquiry, Engagement, and Community. More

Apr 29, 1999 @ 4:06 AM

Multimedia Networking, The Big Picture

Karl Auerbach, Multimedia Network Architect at Cisco Systems and member of the California Bar.

Karl Auerbach discussed "Multimedia Networking, The Big Picture" More

Event Series

The Lessons from Woburn Project

The Lessons from Woburn Project is a resource for anyone wishing to learn about A Civil Action and the case of Anne Anderson, et al., v. W.R. Grace & Co., et al. This web site… More

Jan 30, 1999 @ 1:24 AM

A Civil Reaction: Lessons from the Woburn Case

The Lessons from Woburn Project is a resource for anyone wishing to learn about A Civil Action and the case of Anne Anderson, et al., v. W.R. Grace & Co., et al.. More

Dec 6, 1998 @ 2:55 AM

Legal/Technical Architectures of Cyberspace

Will Tomorrow's Internet Resemble Today's? Changes in the Legal & Technical Architectures of Cyberspace

Will Tomorrow's Internet Resemble Today's? Changes in the Legal & Technical Architectures of Cyberspace More

Nov 11, 1998 @ 3:00 AM

Internet & Society '98 Moot Court

Moot Court for the Internet & Society 1998 Course. More

Event Series

Internet & Society Conference 1998

The Second International Conference on Internet & Society took May 26-29, 1998 at Harvard Law School, and posed the question "Will the Net Inevitably Drive a Deeper Wedge Between… More