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Events & Workshops

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015 (All day) to Friday, May 6, 2016 (All day)

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

    National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

    CASS SUNSTEIN is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Mr. Sunstein has testified before congressional committees on many subjects, and he has been involved in constitution-making and law reform activities in a number of nations.

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:30pm

    Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor (Accessibility)

    PHILIP N. HOWARD is a professor and writer. He holds faculty appointments at Central European University in Budapest, the University of Washington in Seattle, and is a fellow at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Currently, he works as the Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society and the founding Professor at the new School of Public Policy at Central European University. He investigates the impact of digital media on political life around the world, and he is a frequent commentator on global media and political affairs.

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 4:30pm

    Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor (Accessibility)

    JENNIFER EARL is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona. She taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) before joining Arizona. She is Director Emerita of the Center for Information Technology and Society and Director Emerita of the Technology and Society PhD Emphasis, both at UCSB. Her research focuses on social movements and the sociology of law, with research emphases on the Internet and social movements, social movement repression, and legal change.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:30pm

    Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor (Accessibility)

    BETH SIMONE NOVECK directs The Governance Lab at New York University and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance.  She is also the Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering, a professor of law at New York Law School, and a Senior Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project. She served in the White House as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and founder and director of the White House Open Government Initiative (2009-2011).

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:30pm

    Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor (Accessibility)

    KELLY GATES is an Associate Professor in Communication and Science Studies at UC San Diego. Her research focuses on the critical analysis of digital media technologies. Her main emphasis has been the politics and social implications of computerization, and particularly the automation of surveillance, in the United States from the mid-twentieth century to the present.

  • Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 4:30pm

    Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor (Accessibility)

    YOCHAI BENKLER is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Since the 1990s he has played a role in characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the networked economy and society.

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 4:30pm

    Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor (Accessibility)

    HELEN NISSENBAUM is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science at New York University, where she is also Director of the Information Law Institute. Her work spans social, ethical, and political dimensions of information technology and digital media. She has written and edited eight books, including Privacy, Big Data and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement, with J. Lane, V. Stodden and S.

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:30pm

    Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor (Accessibility)

    DEEN FREELON is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. His primary research interests lie in the changing relationships between technology and politics, and encompass the study of weblogs, online forums, social media, and other forms of interactive media with political applications. His papers have ranged from Twitter analysis relating to the Arab Spring to research on youth and media.

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 4:30pm

    Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor (Accessibility)

    GABRIELLA (BIELLA) COLEMAN holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism. Her first book on Free Software, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking has been published with Princeton University Press.

  • Friday, May 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium

    Panelists include Rena Bivens (Carleton University), Paula Chakravartty (New York University), Mark Graham (Oxford University), Daniel Kreiss (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Lisa McLaughlin (Miami University), Jennifer Pan (Stanford University), Daniela Stockmann (Leiden University), and Zeynep Tufekci (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)