For a research project, Whitney Phillips embedded with some of the Internet's most reviled trolls; she emerged to talk with us about how the Internet may be outgrowing them
Abstracts Due: September 8th
Deadline for Submissions: September 15th, 2015
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is excited to announce a writing competition to identify innovative multistakeholder governance groups and help us understand the conditions under which they are most effective.
Abstracts due December 1, 2015
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for its 2016 annual conference, entitled: “Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics.” This year’s conference is organized in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the Health Ethics and Policy Lab, University of Zurich.
by Charles Nesson
Boston's Olympic bid spurred a remarkable community deliberation. It gave us a chance to talk about our visions for sports and the city. The discussions were exciting, and we felt a spirit of democracy.
Travel back in time with us, to 2010, when Larry Lessig (before he started running for president) and Jonathan Zittrain talked about a proposal to change the way we elect politicians.
Seven years after its launch Bitcoin's promise to change the way we think about currency is beginning to come true.
Professor Jonathan Zittrain on why the Right to be Forgotten is flawed and what can be done about it
For Professor Zittrain, the Right to be Forgotten is a “bad solution to a real problem.”
Lessons for Leaders from Real-World Examples
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, together with the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC), is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, “Designing Successful Governance Groups: Lessons for Leaders from Real-World Examples." This paper draws on our previous research and provides an actionable starting place for those interested in understanding some of the critical ingredients for successful multistakeholder governance.