January 31 Tuesday

Resetting the We and What: Lessons from studying platform-work in the Majority World, Dr. Noopur Raval, UC Santa Cruz

12:10PM to 1:20PM

SLB Room 128

This talk draws on two projects from my body of work: my long term ethnographic work with app-based gig workers in urban India. How are informal and blue collar workers developing intimate understandings of quantification and algorithmic processing through their work on platforms? What can we understand by looking at their responses through media use, subversive data-based responses as well as their attempts at informing and leveraging internet legislation across countries?

February 7 Tuesday

Privacy Nicks: How the Law Normalizes Surveillance, Woodrow Hartzog, Professor, Boston University School of Law

12:10PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 128

Lawmakers are passing increasingly robust privacy rules and judges are issuing opinions that limit surveillance practices more than ever before. Yet even when lawmakers and judges act to mitigate surveillance harms, they end up normalizing being watched. Privacy law helps acclimate people to surveillance by ignoring smaller, more frequent, and more mundane privacy diminutions. We call these reductions “privacy nicks,” like the proverbial “thousand cuts” that lead to death.

February 13 Monday

AI in Healthcare

12:10PM to 1:00PM


February 14 Tuesday

Abortion on the Ballot

12:10PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 128

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion-rights advocates took their fight to the states—and won. Abortion-rights advocates succeeded in nearly every 2022 election where abortion rights were at stake, including five ballot measures to either enshrine or abolish abortion rights in state constitutions. Join us for a panel discussion with five advocates who helped make these victories happen. Speakers include: 

February 21 Tuesday

Toward a New European Free Speech? Joris van Hoboken, Associate Professor of Law, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam and Professor of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

12:00PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 128

The digital transformation has significantly altered the environment for speech and made it subject to new logics of financialization, optimization and probabilistic governance. The companies that have become leading in this space have not yet convinced in prioritizing democratic values over profit and power.

February 28 Tuesday

War Torts: Addressing the Actual IHL Accountability Gap

12:10PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 128

Article after article bemoans how new military technologies — including cyberoperations, drones, autonomous weapon systems, and artificial intelligence — create new “accountability gaps” in armed conflict.

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