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Study Groups

Berkman Study groups are an agile and responsive format for exploring the important questions facing Internet and Society through in-depth discussion and development. Study Groups are designed to encourage public participation among the Berkman Community with members of the greater Boston community. That might include Fellows, students from Harvard and other Boston-area institutions, start up industry entrepreneurs, and so on. Study Groups encourage participation across disciplines and experience to tackle interesting questions with fresh perspective. For the 2014—15 academic year we are experimenting with the format with a number of pilot Study Groups.


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May 12, 2015

Measuring Impact

This is a blog post summarizing the "Measuring Impact" session of the Berkman Center Teaching Data Storytelling for Civic Impact Study Group. This blog post is based on the… More

May 12, 2015

Ethics of Data

This is a blog post summarizing the "Teaching Ethics" session of the Berkman Center Teaching Data Storytelling for Civic Impact Study Group. This blog post is based on the… More

May 12, 2015

Building Capacity

This is a blog post summarizing the "Building Capacity" session of the Berkman Center Teaching Data Storytelling for Civic Impact Study Group. This blog post is based on the… More

May 12, 2015

An introduction to Data Storytelling for Civic Impact

The growth of data in journalism, storytelling and civics has ignited a rise in the number of university courses, workshops and hackathons that aim to teach students,… More

Feb 24, 2015

Call for Participants—Catastrophic Risk: Technologies and Policy Study Group

Technology empowers, for both good and bad. A broad history of "attack" technologies shows trends of empowerment, as individuals wield ever more destructive power. The natural… More

Feb 16, 2015

Call for Participants—Teaching Data Storytelling for Civic Impact

The growth of data in journalism, storytelling and civics has ignited a rise in the number of university courses, workshops and hackathons that aim to teach students,… More

Jan 5, 2015

Call for Participants—Between First and Fourth: Privacy and Speech on the Frontier of Technology

Starting at the end of January, the ACLU of Massachusetts is convening a Study Group to explore the tensions that emerging technologies raise between the first and fourth… More