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 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.

Apr 7 2015 12:00pm to Apr 7 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

The Black Box Society

With author Frank Pasquale. Moderated by Jonathan Zittrain.

Does the increasing velocity, variety, and volume of data make regulators' jobs harder or easier? Some say we are entering a "golden age of surveillance," enabling perfect enforcement of laws. But Frank Pasquale's book "The Black Box Society" argues that, at least in areas like privacy, antitrust, and financial regulation, big data can also enable obfuscation, stonewalling, and even fraud.

Mar 31 2015 12:00pm to Mar 31 2015 12:00pm

Data, Privacy & Navigating the Change from a (Relatively) Unrecorded to a Recorded World

Join us for a talk about "Data, Privacy & Navigating the Change from a (Relatively) Unrecorded to a Recorded World" with Chris Kelly, Harvard Law School Steven and Maureen Klinksy Professor of Practice for Leadership and Progress; Former Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook.

Data, Privacy & Navigating the Change from a (Relatively) Unrecorded to a Recorded World, A talk by Chris Kelly, Steven and Maureen Klinksy Professor of Practice for Leadership and Progress; Former Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook.

Mar 25 2015 6:00pm to Mar 25 2015 6:00pm

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

With Berkman Fellow, Bruce Schneier. Moderated by Jonathan Zittrain with special guests, Yochai Benkler, Joe Nye, Sara Watson and Melissa Hathaway.

In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy. He shows us exactly what we can do to reform our government surveillance programs and shake up surveillance-based business models, while also providing tips for you to protect your privacy every day.

Mar 24 2015 12:00pm to Mar 24 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

America's Complicated Relationship with Civic Duty: Understanding Everyday Americans at the Core of Civic Innovation

with Berkman Fellow, Kate Krontiris. Kate will be joined by research colleagues John Webb (Google) and Charlotte Krontiris. Eric Gordon will be moderating the discussion.

The research includes a joint qualitative and quantitative study for understanding “Interested Bystanders,” or that portion of the population that is paying attention to the world around them, but not regularly voicing their opinions or taking action.

Mar 13 2015 12:00pm to Mar 13 2015 12:00pm

More Science Behind Shaping Behaviors in Online Games

We’ll start by using social network analysis to map out how player behavior (both positive and negative) spreads in League of Legends, an online game with over 67 million players a month. By combining the latest research techniques from social and cognitive psychology with machine learning and game design, you can reduce online negative behaviors by multiple factors, reset and re-create online cultural norms and create an online future that users and players can be proud of. Critically, these systems are all driven directly by feedback and contributions from the users and players of League of Legends.