Summer Internship Program 2018

Each summer we look forward to engaging a diverse group of students who are interested in studying — and changing the world through — the Internet and new technologies; who are driven, funny, and kind; and who would like to join our amazing community in Cambridge this summer for 10 weeks of shared research and exchange. We are now accepting applications for summer 2018 internships. The application deadline for all students for summer 2018 is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Feb 6 2018 12:00pm to Feb 6 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Health Care Costs and Transparency

featuring John Freedman, President & CEO of Freedman HealthCare

Health spending continues to outpace wages and GDP, while some new insurance designs transfer greater shares of that to patients’ own out of pocket costs. What is driving health care costs up, who is benefiting, and how are data harnessed to study the problems and remedy them?

John S. Bracken
Feb 2 2018 3:00pm to Feb 2 2018 3:00pm

Past, Present, and Future of the Digital Public Library of America

featuring John Bracken, newly appointed executive director of the DPLA, and colleagues

Please join DPLA's new executive director John Bracken and colleagues to reflect on the DPLA’s past, present and future and explore the way in which libraries can contribute to a stronger civic life in the midst of disruptive times.

Self-portrait of a female Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra) in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, who had picked up photographer David Slater's camera and photographed herself with it.
Jan 30 2018 12:00pm to Jan 30 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The “Monkey Selfie” Case: Can Non-Humans Hold Copyrights?

featuring Jon Lovvorn (HLS), Jeff Kerr (PETA), and a panel of experts on copyright, cyber law, and intermediary liability issues

Can non-human animals own copyrights? Can artificial intelligence machines? Join the Berkman Klein Center, the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program, and the HLS Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for a discussion of the “Monkey Selfie” case and the issues it raises around untraditional definitions of who can be considered a creator under the law.

Global AI Dialogue Series

Observations from the China-US Workshop in Beijing (December 2, 2017)

In December 2017, the Berkman Klein Center co-hosted an exploratory workshop in Beijing, China with Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy and Management and the MIT Media Lab’s Ethics Initiative.

Jan 25 2018 12:00pm to Jan 25 2018 12:00pm

Net Neutrality in the United States

A panel featuring Christopher S. Yoo (UPenn) and Matthew Wood (Free Press)

The January 4 release of the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order marked the most recent turn of events in the longstanding and ever-changing debate over net neutrality. Come hear a panel of leading experts explore the consequences of this action, including the implications of the Order, the outcome of the judicial challenge, and the possibility of legislative reform.

Jan 16 2018 12:00pm to Jan 16 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Who Owns Your Ideas and How Does Creativity Happen?

A Conversation with Professor Orly Lobel on her new book You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side (Norton)

Who owns your ideas? How are cultural icons created and who gets to control their image and message? Orly Lobel’s new book You Don’t Own Me is about how intellectual property both fuels and impedes entrepreneurship, innovation, ideas, and talent. The story is also about how the courtroom interacts with consumer psychology, corporate ethics, brand control, feminism, ethnicity and our values about parenting and womanhood. "Colorful and dramatic. ...Orly Lobel masterfully draws us in with rich details, urging us to consider the future of innovation and the many ways in which companies employ litigation to achieve market domination." -- Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of The Future of the Internet

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