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Berkman Center 2014-2015 Orientation: Academic Year Kickoff Activities

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Please join us for the Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s Fall 2014 Orientation events to meet our faculty, fellows, and staff, and to learn about the many ways you can get involved in our dynamic, exciting community.

This year, we're hosting a series of events across the campus of Harvard University focused on different areas of activity and research at the Center. We invite you to attend any and all that are of interest to you:

Find a list of those who have RSVPed to these events and have opted in to having their information shared in order to facilitate connections over at Hei.

As a University-wide research center at Harvard, our interdisciplinary efforts in the exploration of cyberspace address a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. If you're interested in the Internet’s impact on society and are looking to engage a community of world-class fellows and faculty through events, conversations, research, and more please join us to hear more about our upcoming academic year.

People from all disciplines, universities, organizations, and backgrounds are encouraged to attend our orientation events. We look forward to seeing you there!

We'd love to see you! If you're joining us, consider:

RSVP and Attendee List - Connect and Collaborate



You must RSVP to each event individually that you wish to attend. RSVP forms are found on the event pages linked above.

Public Attendee List:

Find a list of those who have RSVPed and have opted in to having their information shared in order to facilitate connections at Hei

Names, contact information, links to relevant projects, and tags representing research interests and activities may be found, and you may sort by tags in order to identify others who may be working in common cause.

Please note that the system in which the list lives, Hei, is a new development project of the Berkman Center. If you identify any bugs, or have any ideas or thoughts about it, please let us know at

Berkman Research Projects

The Berkman Center enjoys a global reputation for cutting-edge work centered on the relationships between the Internet, law, and society. Our mode — entrepreneurial nonprofit — embraces our pursuit of scholarly research in the manner and spirit of an academic think tank, anchored by the diverse collaborative and individual work of our faculty and fellows.

More about our research is here.   

2014-2015 Berkman Community

In addition to the Directors and staff, the Berkman Center hosts a community of fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates. The diverse class of fellows will work primarily in Cambridge, MA and will serve as key instigators within the vibrant research community. Honoring the networked ethos central to Berkman, faculty associates and affiliates from institutions the world over will actively collaborate with the Berkman community through an array of channels. Click here to learn more about their work!

Select Opportunities to Get Involved at Berkman

The success of the Berkman Center's mission rests upon our community, starting with students and building from there. We don’t simply study networks – we consciously and deliberately create them, linking students, faculty, fellows, affiliates, alumni, staff, researchers, funders, other nonprofit and academic organizations, for-profit ventures, government entities, and the public we serve. Some specific opportunities are listed below, and other opportunities are available, too - please feel welcome to approach Berkman staff and fellows if you have interest in their work, and ask if there are any ways to collaborate.

To note, absolutely no formal affiliation with Berkman is necessary for you to engage and be part of the Berkman Center community. Informal collaborations are often the source of our most fruitful relationships.

  • We are currently accepting applications from Harvard students who wish to be a part of the Digital Problem Solving Initiative Learn more!
  • We have begun to add information about available fall internships.
  • We will soon begin accepting applications for 2014-2015 fellowships. More about our fellowship program is here.
  • Through discussions, lectures, conferences, and other gatherings, the Berkman Center convenes diverse groups around a wide range of topics related to the Internet as a social and political space. The unique interactions generated through these events - both as process and product - are fundamental elements of the Berkman Center's modus operandi. Many events are open to the public.
  • You may sign up for our mailing lists here.

Location, Directions, and Logistical Information

  • Location: Our different events will take place in different locations across the Harvard University campus.  Please check each event's page for location specifics.  A map of the Harvard University campus is here.
  • Parking is not available through Harvard Law School, but there are several parking garages in Harvard Square.
  • Wireless internet access will be available.
  • Questions? Contact Rebecca Tabasky at