January 18 Thursday

Litigating in the Age of Trump: Challenging Emerging Restrictions on Reproductive Rights, Genevieve Scott, Center for Reproductive Rights

12:00PM to 1:30PM

HGS 119

Genevieve Scott is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights where she brings impact litigation challenges to restrictions on women’s reproductive rights.  Prior to joining the Center, Genevieve served as a law clerk to the Honorable Helene N. White of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as an attorney at the ACLU of Michigan, as a Resident Policy Fellow in the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School, and an as Associate at Mayer Brown, LLP.

January 23 Tuesday

The Political Economy of Killer Robots: Rethinking the Supply and Distribution of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Room 122

Frank Pasquale researches the law and policy of big data, artificial intelligence, and algorithms.

February 6 Tuesday

Presidential Rhetoric from Clinton, to Obama, to Trump

12:10PM to 1:00PM

Room 122

The Information Society Project is hosting a moderated panel of presidential speechwriters, including Vinca LaFleur (President Clinton), Terry Szuplat (President Obama), and Sarada Peri (President Obama) to discuss their experiences at the White House, how the government communicates with the country and the world, and a number of other topics.

February 7 Wednesday

When Truth Matters, Can Images Be Trusted?

12:00PM to 2:00PM

Room 122

In a world where online information purveyors can distribute “fake news,” does it matter that audio, visual and audio/visual materials can be doctored or be utterly fictional?

February 13 Tuesday

Beyond Intermediary Liability: Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Information Platforms

12:00PM to 1:30PM

SLB 122

Information platforms (e.g., Facebook, Google, and Twitter) are some of the strongest forces shaping global society today. Information platforms have fueled global social and political movements that have changed the world, from the “Arab Spring” revolutionary movements to the “#MeToo” social movement.

March 9 Friday

Extraterritorial Enforcement: Developing Norms for the Information Society

(All day)

HGS 119

Extraterritorial Enforcement: Developing Norms for the Information Society: This workshop will bring together academics, corporate actors, private sector attorneys, civil society advocates, and government representatives, across disciplines and fields to discuss the way forward for contemporary debates surrounding the power of States to control cross border data transfers and offshore information either directly or indirectly through internet intermediaries.

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