Berkman Center & Harvard Global Health Institute Host Conference on Access to Medicines & Innovation

Today, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society will bring together more than sixty leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, foundations, civil society, academia, and government for a conference to develop actionable solutions for increasing access to medicines and promoting innovation to help the world’s poor. 

May 31 2016 12:00pm to May 31 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

featuring Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel

Come join Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel of the Berkman Center for a discussion on what corporate structures and governance models open source organizations can utilize so that they may better achieve their missions and foster sustainable communities.

May 24 2016 12:00pm to May 24 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Are We Shifting to a New Post-Capitalist Value Regime?

with Michel Bauwens, Founder & Director of the P2P Foundation

Every 500 years or so, European civilization and now world civilization, has been rocked by fundamental shifts in its value regime, in which the rules of the game for acquiring wealth and livelihoods have dramatically changed. What would be the conditions for the new regime to become autonomous and even dominant, and what are the signs of it happening?

May 17 2016 12:00pm to May 17 2016 12:00pm

Disneyland, measles, and parents’ choice not to vaccinate

A conversation with CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Dr. Brittany Seymour

In 2014, the US experienced the largest measles outbreak in nearly a generation, with many cases linked to unvaccinated Disneyland visitors. Misinformation online about vaccines was recognized as one of the contributing factors to this outbreak. Please join us in a discussion with California State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, author of the landmark legislation to abolish non-medical exemptions to legally required vaccines for school students, as we discuss some of public health’s toughest questions facing us in the digital age.

Towards a Modern Approach to Privacy-Aware Government Data Releases

Governments are under increasing pressure to promote transparency, accountability, and innovation by making the data they hold available to the public. Because the data often contain information about individuals, agencies rely on various standards and interventions to protect privacy interests while supporting a range of beneficial uses of the data. This article provides a survey of practices for releasing data in response to freedom of information and Privacy Act requests, traditional public and vital records, official statistics, and e-government and open government initiatives.

Authored by
  • Urs Gasser
  • Alexandra Wood
  • David O'Brien