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Yochai Benkler: The Right-Wing Media Ecosystem

April 7, 2017, 10:59 am

April 5, 2017—Yochai Benkler, professor at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, discussed his recent study on conservative media and the 2016 election, which analyzed more than 1.25 million stories…

Leaders of “The Resistance”

February 28, 2017, 6:00 pm

A panel discussion with: Meighan Stone (moderator), Entrepreneurship Fellow, Spring 2017, The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and President, Malala Fund Debra Cleaver, Founder & CEO, Vote.org Leah Greenberg, Co-Founder, Indivisible Andrea Hailey, Founder, Civic Engagement Fund Amanda Litman, Founder, Run for…

Tim Wu: The Battle for Our Attention

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

October 25, 2016—Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch and professor at Columbia Law School, discussed his new book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads, during a conversation at the Shorenstein Center with Erie Meyer,…

Zeynep Tufekci: Technology in Global Activism, Uprisings and Social Movements

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Taubman 275

October 4, 2016 — Zeynep Tufekci, a New York Times opinion writer who focuses on the social impact of technology, discussed the advantages and shortcomings of the use of technology in protest movements. Tufekci, who is also an associate professor…

Cathy O’Neil—Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

October 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

October 4, 2016—Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of the new book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, discussed how some algorithms can have an invisible, but important and destructive impact on people’s lives. Decisions…

TIME’s Nancy Gibbs: The Disintermediation of Media and Politics

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

March 1, 2016 — Nancy Gibbs, editor of TIME, discussed the parallels between the disruption of the media industry and the upheaval of politics during the 2016 presidential campaign. In this election cycle, the “traditional entities” – the political parties,…

Criminal Justice in the Age of Big Data

Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30am
One Brattle Street, Room 402

“Our criminal justice system isn’t as smart as it should be.” — President Obama, July 15, 2015 This summer, President Obama addressed the 106th NAACP convention to lay out the reasons we need to reform the criminal justice system. The numbers speak…

Cybersecurity and Privacy in a Connected World

Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30am
One Brattle Street, Room 402

Panelists: Brent Colburn, Fellow, Institute of Politics; former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs); Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of Homeland Security Kimber Dowsett, Security Architect, 18F; Mission Information Specialist, NASA Jen Ellis, Vice President of Community…

Jaron Lanier: The Digital Economy Since Who Owns The Future?

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 1:00-2:00pm
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

October 8, 2015 — Jaron Lanier, computer scientist and author of Who Owns the Future? and You Are Not a Gadget, discussed how the current digital economy, driven by automation and efficiency, is on track to leave large segments of…

Media and Politics: What’s Next?
A Conversation with the Joan Shorenstein Fellows

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00-1:00 pm
Taubman 275

April 21, 2015 — The Shorenstein Center closed its spring semester event series with a conversation with the Spring 2015 Joan Shorenstein Fellows: William E. Buzenberg, former executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, Jackie Calmes, national correspondent for…