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.


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.

Mar 22 2016 12:00pm to Mar 22 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Reconceptualizing the Right to Be Forgotten to Enable Transatlantic Data Flow

with Sanna Kulevska and Michael L. Rustad

The recently agreed final version of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the European Court of Justice’s October 2015 decision to strike down the Safe Harbor agreement that enabled cross-border data flow from Europe to the United States for the past fifteen years create a legal dilemma. Sanna Kulevska and Michael Rustad propose that the U.S. adopt a scaled-down right to be forgotten that will balance the fundamental right of privacy in Europe with the First Amendment in the United States. The authors will lead a discussion on the difficulties of developing a right to be forgotten to achieve this balance.

Mar 15 2016 12:00pm to Mar 15 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Back to the Drawing Board: Student Privacy in Massachusetts K-12 Schools

with Jessie Rossman and Kade Crockford of the ACLU of Massachusetts

Technology moves much faster than the law. Here in Massachusetts, that’s left a gap between what kinds of technologies schools use to manage student information and in classrooms, and the laws and regulations protecting sensitive student information. Hear about the state of student privacy in our state, and what’s next.

Mar 10 2016 5:30pm to Mar 10 2016 5:30pm

Deterrence and Arms Control in Cyberspace

with National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues, Sean Kanuck

This discussion with the National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues will begin by highlighting the technology trends that are having a transformational change on cyber security and the future of intelligence. It will then assess strategic developments in international relations and their implications for deterring malicious activity in cyberspace. The analysis will focus on the (in)applicability of existing arms control mechanisms and deterrence principles to modern information and communication technologies.

Mar 4 2016 9:00am to Mar 4 2016 10:30am

Conectados al Sur - Breakfast of Ideas

Latino STEM Alliance Boston

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.

Mar 1 2016 12:00pm to Mar 1 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

The Big Reverse of the Web: Are Our Policies and Standards Ready?

with Open Source developer, Dries Buytaert

Artificially intelligent personal assistants and algorithms are just the first signs of a web that's designed to deliver the highly personalized information to us at the right time. But what sorts of big issues do we need to tackle when it comes to personal privacy, serendipity and other things that made the web great to begin with?

Feb 19 2016 9:00am to Feb 19 2016 10:30am

Conectados al Sur - Breakfast of Ideas

Science Clubs Colombia Project (Clubes de Ciencia)

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.

Feb 16 2016 12:00pm to Feb 16 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Security and Privacy in the World-Sized Web

with Berkman Fellow, Bruce Schneier

We've created a world where technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. Yet these systems demand continuous access to us and our information, and are vulnerable to a host of new security threats from users, from outsiders, and from the corporations and governments that control them. This talk looks back at what we've learned from past attempts to secure these systems, and forward at what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we need to secure them in the future.

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