Events

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. We encourage you to join us at the events listed below to learn, engage, and connect with our community.


May 24 2016 12:00pm to May 24 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Are We Shifting to a New Post-Capitalist Value Regime?

with Michel Bauwens, Founder & Director of the P2P Foundation

Every 500 years or so, European civilization and now world civilization, has been rocked by fundamental shifts in its value regime, in which the rules of the game for acquiring wealth and livelihoods have dramatically changed. What would be the conditions for the new regime to become autonomous and even dominant, and what are the signs of it happening?

May 17 2016 12:00pm to May 17 2016 12:00pm

Disneyland, measles, and parents’ choice not to vaccinate

A conversation with CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Dr. Brittany Seymour

In 2014, the US experienced the largest measles outbreak in nearly a generation, with many cases linked to unvaccinated Disneyland visitors. Misinformation online about vaccines was recognized as one of the contributing factors to this outbreak. Please join us in a discussion with California State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, author of the landmark legislation to abolish non-medical exemptions to legally required vaccines for school students, as we discuss some of public health’s toughest questions facing us in the digital age.

Apr 28 2016 9:54am to Apr 28 2016 9:54am

Conectados al Sur - Breakfast of Ideas

ICTs and Education in Latin America

The Breakfast of Ideas event seeks to gather both people from Latin American and individuals who have a sincere interest in Latin American affairs revolving around issues of children and youth, technology, Internet and social media, education technology, and new applications for social changes.

Apr 27 2016 9:00am to Apr 29 2016 5:00pm

Digital Racist Speech in Latin America: Narratives and Counter-Narratives

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society hosts a conference to explore the dynamics of hate speech targeted toward Afro-descendent populations in Latin America, and the existing counter approaches from civilian initiatives, as well as the public and private sector and map key actors, leveraging the various human networks already in place and connecting the relevant Afro-descendent communities of knowledge and practice.

Apr 26 2016 12:00pm to Apr 26 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong

with Susan Crawford, the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a co-director of the Berkman Center

A conversation on high speed internet, infrastructure, and the future of innovation and competitiveness, with Susan Crawford, the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a co-director of the Berkman Center.

Apr 20 2016 12:00pm to Apr 20 2016 12:00pm

The North American Information Technology Marketplace: Three Decades of IT Channel Evolution and the Continued Importance of Small IT Companies

with Alan Weinberger ’73, Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO, The ASCII Group, Inc.

This talk will address the development of the information technology marketplace over the past three decades and the continued importance of small IT companies.

Apr 19 2016 12:30pm to Apr 19 2016 12:30pm

Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor

Ethics as the Root of Privacy and the Future of Data Protection

On Tuesday, 19 April 2016, MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI), MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are proud to host the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli for an intimate discussion about the changing landscape of data collection and usage, and the global impact it has on the individual.

Apr 19 2016 12:00pm to Apr 19 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Copyright Law Year in Review

with Peter S. Menell, the Koret Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

What ties together cheerleader outfits, monkey selfies, the Batmobile, a chicken sandwich, Yoga, and Yoda? Professor Peter Menell will provide an exhilarating copyright year in review.

Apr 15 2016 9:00am to Apr 15 2016 10:30am

Conectados al Sur - Breakfast of Ideas

Hate speech, Race and Inequality in Colombia and Brazil

The Breakfast of Ideas event seeks to gather both people from Latin American and individuals who have a sincere interest in Latin American affairs revolving around issues of children and youth, technology, Internet and social media, education technology, and new applications for social changes.

Apr 12 2016 12:00pm to Apr 12 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

A Burglar’s Guide to the City: On Architecture and Crime

with author Geoff Manaugh

Join Geoff Manaugh, author of the new book A Burglar’s Guide to the City, to discuss more than two thousand years’ worth of heists and break-ins, with a discussion ranging from the surprisingly — one might say uselessly — complicated legal definition of an interior space to the everyday tools burglars use to gain entry.

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