Technology Audio & Video

Garrett Graff on Trump, Mueller, Russia, and Cybersecurity

February 14, 2018, 9:57 am

February 13, 2018— Garrett Graff, journalist, author, and director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program, discussed Robert Mueller’s investigations, election cybersecurity, and threats to U.S. democracy during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights of…

Jameel Jaffer: Government Secrecy in the Age of Information Overload

November 6, 2017, 10:40 am

Jameel Jaffer, Executive Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and former Deputy Legal Director for the ACLU, delivered the tenth annual Salant Lecture on Freedom of the Press at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on…

Politico’s Nancy Scola: Reporting on and Regulating the Tech Industry

October 24, 2017, 3:54 pm

October 24, 2017 — Nancy Scola, senior technology reporter for Politico, discussed the regulation of tech platforms, their role in the 2016 election, cyber security, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights from her…

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, 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…