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.

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.

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.