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.

Sep 24 2015 3:00pm to Sep 24 2015 3:00pm

Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs: What the Federal Court got wrong in Oracle v. Google

with Pam Samuelson

Renowned copyright scholar and expert Pam Samuelson of University of California at Berkeley will share her views on Oracle v. Google in a talk that addresses the court’s approach to the case and the consequences of its decision.

Jul 14 2015 12:00pm to Jul 14 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Network Equality

Olivier Sylvain, Associate Professor, Fordham School of Law

Net neutrality advocates focus on app innovation to the detriment of more important telecom law/policy norms of universality and equality.

Jun 23 2015 12:00pm to Jun 23 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Toward Critical Feminist Technology Studies of Youth Safety: Problematizing Dominant Digital Approaches to Sexual Exploitation of Children Online

Mitali Thakor, PhD student in MIT's HASTS program

In this talk, Mitali Thakor will discuss my ethnographic fieldwork on new digital approaches to addressing child exploitation online, such as the use of avatars and image detection software.

Jun 16 2015 12:00pm to Jun 16 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

The Quantified Self; Newsfeed: Created by you?; Holding Crowds Accountable To The Public; EVE Online and World of Darkness

Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research

Join these Microsoft PhD Interns, Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia, as they present their current research at the Berkman Center.

May 19 2015 12:00pm to May 19 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Information Sharing, Second Edition

with authors John Kropf and Neal Cohen

The recently published “Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Sharing of Personal Information, Second Edition”, provides an introduction to the principles, practices, and agreements behind how the U.S. government shares personal information with foreign governments - for proposes ranging from tax to counter terrorism and cyber-crime.

May 16 2015 9:30am to May 16 2015 4:00pm

Wind Farm

Internet Offline Simulation Event

Wind Farm's Internet Offline Simulation is a fun and interactive day for people of all ages and backgrounds. The only requirement is an open mind and optimistic view of what might be possible. You can be part of helping shape and design what we are calling "Wind", the offline counterpart to the Web, that is free, plentiful and unblockable.

May 12 2015 12:00pm to May 12 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Economic Inequality and Technology: How Knowledge Sharing Helps

with Jim Bessen in conversation with Karim Lakhani

The threat of ever-widening economic inequality looms, but in his new book, Learning by Doing: The Real Connection Between Innovation, Wages, and Wealth, James Bessen argues that it is not inevitable. Workers can benefit by acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to implement rapidly evolving technologies.

Apr 28 2015 12:00pm to Apr 28 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Intellectual Privacy

with author Neil Richards

Come see @neilmrichards explain how privacy and free expression are essential to each other as he talks about his new book Intellectual Privacy.