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.


Jan 26 2016 12:00pm to Jan 26 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Civic Technology and Community Science: building a model for public participation in environmental decision-making processes

with Berkman Fellow, Shannon Dosemagen

Building on civic technology and grassroots community science methods, we’ll examine how open, online communities can support the goals of local groups as they engage with environmental decision-making processes that affect their communities.

Jan 12 2016 12:30pm to Jan 12 2016 12:30pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Haiti, Machine Learning, and Ankle Holsters: Reflections on the U.S. Treasury Department in the Late 1990s

with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Come hear California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar reflect on his years working at Treasury in the late 1990s and discuss enduring dilemmas in governance, law, and technology.

Dec 8 2015 12:00pm to Dec 8 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

State of Student Privacy

with Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Dalia Topelson Ritvo, Paulina Haduong, and Leah Plunkett

The Berkman Center’s Student Privacy Initiative will be taking stock of our student privacy work to date and exploring future directions. At this luncheon, the Berkman team will do a deep dive into the privacy conversations that have been dominating the student privacy and educational technologies (“ed tech”) landscape over the past three years.

Oct 27 2015 12:00pm to Oct 27 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

The Internet of Garbage

with Sarah Jeong

What do we do about online harassment? Sarah Jeong talks about the lessons we can learn from anti-spam technology and copyright law, and how to think beyond deletion and legal liability.

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.

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