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May 27, 2021

A New Kind of Newsletter

The Digital Self-Determination Research Sprint ran a weekly newsletter that pulled together insights from speakers, featured key quotes from students, and highlighted some…

May 20, 2021

Youth and Media, BKC Policy Practice inform UNICEF report on Children’s Data

UNICEF report shares vision for better approach to children’s data

UNICEF report shares vision for better approach to children’s data

May 18, 2021

2021 Virtual Creative Spring Workshops

metaLAB presents workshops covering wide ranging topics including artificial intelligence, time, and online communication

metaLAB presents workshops covering wide ranging topics including artificial intelligence, time, and online communication, through the lenses of technology, psychology, and…

Apr 23, 2021

Join BKC as a Summer 2021 Research Assistant

The Berkman Klein Center is looking for awesome undergrad and graduate students to join us remotely this summer!

Apr 16, 2021

A Thank You Letter to the Berkman Klein Center Community from Urs Gasser

Urs Gasser pens a letter reflecting on his twelve years as Executive Director and thanking BKC faculty, staff, fellows, and community.

Apr 15, 2021

Urs Gasser to embark on new role across the Atlantic

Urs Gasser will step down as BKC Executive Director after 12 years of transformative service; will assume role as professor of public policy, governance, and innovative technology at the Technical University of Munich

Urs Gasser will step down as BKC Executive Director after 12 years of transformative service; will assume role as professor of public policy, governance, and innovative technology…

Mar 31, 2021

Reopening Schools: A Primer for State and Local Leaders

A policy memo outlining two key strategies for state and local leaders looking to more safely reopen their schools: enhancing school air quality and implementing robust screening…

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Mar 19, 2021

Research sprint examines “digital self-determination” in increasingly interconnected world

Students from around the globe consider digital self-determination and its meaning and impact on individuals, peoples, cultures, and countries

Students from around the globe consider digital self-determination and its meaning and impact on individuals, peoples, cultures, and countries

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Mar 12, 2021

The Breakdown: Lisa Kaplan on domestic disinformation

Q&A explores threat actors, early detection, and content moderation

Mar 4, 2021

Organizing, Budgeting, and Implementing Wraparound Services for People in Quarantine and Isolation

A policy memo summarizing key arguments in favor of wraparound-supported quarantine and isolation programs.

Feb 25, 2021

Surveillance and the ‘New Normal’ of Covid-19: Public Health, Data, and Justice

BKC community members share insights as part of SSRC Public Health, Surveillance, & Human Rights Network.

SSRC report shares strategies for building a more responsible social infrastructure. 

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Feb 23, 2021

Ethics and Governance of AI and Robotics

A contribution to the SIENNA project

A contribution to the SIENNA project

Feb 22, 2021

Teenage Development & Mental Health in Covid-19

John Palfrey discusses “The Connected Parent”

John Palfrey discusses "The Connected Parent"

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Feb 18, 2021

Designing Access with Differential Privacy

Explaining how administrative data containing personal information can be collected, analyzed, and published in a way that ensures the individuals in the data will be afforded the…

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Feb 16, 2021

Rethinking digital education in a ‘global classroom’

A Q&A with Sidharth Chauhan

A Q&A with Sidharth Chauhan

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Feb 12, 2021

Prediction from Lumen Database researchers cited by Vice

A new video shows Beverly Hills cops playing the Beatles to trigger Instagram's algorithmic copyright filter, raising concerns that some law enforcement are using copyright…

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Feb 9, 2021

Call for Participants

Interested in real-world problem-solving, research with impact and networking opportunities? Join our Spring 2021 online research sprint open to Masters- and PhD-level students…

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Feb 8, 2021

Research Sprint Recap: International Program on Digital Ethics Explores COVID-19 and Education

Global student program offers insight and recommendations for policymakers

Global student program offers insight and recommendations for policymakers

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Feb 8, 2021

Ethics of Digitalization Research Sprint: COVID-19 and Access to Education and Learning Spaces – Evolving Resource List

A resource list of materials — including conference videos, policy papers, and online news articles — that participants in the BKC-hosted Ethics of Digitalization Research Sprint…