All related past events for Charles Nesson

Dec 5 2011 6:00pm to Dec 5 2011 6:00pm

The Fate of Civic Education in a Connected World

A "Fred Friendly" Seminar

Civic education is the cultivation of knowledge and traits that sustain democratic self-governance. The broad agreement that civic education is important disintegrates under close scrutiny. As the social networks of individuals become less based on geography and more based on friendships and common interests, consensus on shared civic values seems harder to achieve. American education is under stress at every level, and schools and colleges must re-imagine their commitment to civic education. This seminar will probe tensions that make civic education difficult.

May 17 2011 12:30pm to May 17 2011 12:30pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Post-Humboldtian University: Re-thinking the University's Role in Society in the Network Age

Juan Carlos de Martin, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the NEXA Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino & Charles Nesson, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Juan Carlos de Martin, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the NEXA Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino, will speak at the Berkman Center Luncheon Series: How should the post-humboldtian, network-age university be? Which should its priorities be for the next 20 years?

Feb 24 2007 7:30pm to Feb 27 2007 2:30pm

Beyond Broadcast 2007: From Participatory Culture to Participatory Democracy

For 50 years broadcast media have played a powerful role in shaping political culture and mediating citizen engagement in the democratic process. Now a participatory culture is putting the tools of media creation and critique in the hands of citizens themselves. We invite you to MIT—to explore the means, the message, and the meaning of the post-midterm, pre-presidential YouTube moment.

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