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Confronting Disinformation: A Conversation with Audrey Tang

Confronting Disinformation: A Conversation with Audrey Tang

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020 the Shorenstein Center hosted a virtual conversation with Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation, moderated by Dr. Joan Donovan. This event was cosponsored by The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and The…

Product Management and Public Interest: Summer Summit 2020

Product Management and Public Interest: Summer Summit 2020

On August 21st, 2020, Product and Society hosted a Product Management and the Public Interest Summer Summit. The 300+ registrants, attendees, and speakers ranged across governments, non-profits, academia, private sector, venture capital, consulting, and more; all self-identified as working both…

America’s Economic Experience: The Reality of the Rural/Urban Divide

America’s Economic Experience: The Reality of the Rural/Urban Divide

Thursday, August 13, 2020 – Divides – economic, racial, cultural, and educational, to name just a few – exist between communities across the country. But the perceived divide between rural and urban areas have been a lightning rod for our…

Big, If True Webinar: The Fight to Ban Facial Recognition Technology: Protest in the Era of Mass Surveillance

Big, If True Webinar: The Fight to Ban Facial Recognition Technology: Protest in the Era of Mass Surveillance

Friday, July 31, 2020 – On this episode of BIG, If True we delve into the formidable struggle against the deployment of facial recognition technology. In light of the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests, there are distressing concerns that facial…

Big, If True Webinar: Fighting a Two-Front War: Censorship and Disinformation in Southeast Asia

Friday, July 10, 2020 – This episode of BIG, If True reflects on the hybrid battles being waged by journalists, activists, and dissidents against censorship and disinformation in Southeast Asia. The discussion traces the genesis of the recent attacks on the…

America’s Economic Experience

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – The Shorenstein Center hosted a conversation with Tara Westover, author of the award winning memoir, Educated, Gene Sperling, author of the new book Economic Dignity and Former Director of the National Economic Council For Presidents Clinton and Obama, and Setti Warren,…

Terms of Disservice Book Launch

Monday, June 15, 2020 – The Shorenstein Center hosted an online book launch for Terms of Disservice, authored by senior fellow and co-director of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project, Dipayan Ghosh. The event featured Shorenstein Center director Nancy Gibbs, former Hillary Clinton 2016…

Big, If True Webinar: Beyond Cyberspace: Security in a Networked World

Friday, June 12, 2020 – In this episode, BIG, If True welcomes Lodrina Cherne, a digital forensics expert and Instructor at the SANS Institute in conversation with Joseph Menn, an investigative reporter on Cybersecurity at Reuters and Josephine Wolff, PhD an assistant professor of cybersecurity…

Big, If True Webinar: Science is Politics by Other Means

Friday, May 29, 2020 – In this episode of BIG, If True we’ll discuss the politicization of science and technology, looking closely at controversies about preprints, scientific articles posted to archives before they have been peer reviewed. In recent months, preprints have…

Big, If True Webinar: The Trouble with Science

Friday, May 15, 2020 – This week on BIG, If True our host Joan Donovan dives into the promises and perils of communicating science to public audiences. While trust in our politicians and the press has waned in recent years, trust in…