Berkman Luncheon Series
The Berkman Center Luncheon Series is a weekly forum designed to engage diverse community members—including academics, entrepreneurs, students, lawyers, fellows, architects, designers, visionaries and others—in conversations about cutting-edge Internet issues and research. It is free and open to the public.
As an established university-wide research center, the Berkman Center convenes a unique mix of individuals working on cross-cutting and interdisciplinary issues applicable to the Internet, technology, and its impact and effects on society. We invite internal and external speakers to engage with a wide spectrum of Net issues, including governance, privacy, intellectual property, antitrust, content control, and electronic commerce. We aim to include leading thinkers and practitioners in the ICT space—broadly defined—to use the opportunity to advance research, share developing projects, and consider governance and policy questions.
The luncheon discussions are focused on inquiry, dialogue, and collaboration. Each session features a guest presenter who offers an issue, a provocation, or a problem as a discussion input, and who engages our community to help further research, inform policy, and/or challenge assumptions. Our hope is to facilitate conversations regarding the challenges and opportunities that technology can provide and its capacity to inform practice and theory, bridge communities and support the public interest .
Visit our Interactive section to download video and audio from past luncheon events.
Below is a selection of recent announcements, blogposts, and multimedia items related to the luncheon series.