- Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression
- Access to Knowledge
- Foreign Affairs in the Internet Age
- Knight Law and Media Program
- Media Freedom of Information Access Clinic
- Privacy Lab
- Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice
- Visual Law Project
- Wikimedia Initiative on Intermediaries and Information
- Past Initiatives
2016-2017 Past Events
12:10PM to 1:30PM
Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Center for Liberty at the ACLU, will explore the different way in which the public has viewed refusals to serve LGBT people for reasons of faith versus refusals to serve women seeking reproductive health services motivated by religious beliefs.
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Join the Visual Law Project for a talk with Pete Brook on his work with photographs by prisoners, photographs by guards, and the role of authorship and intention. Pete will be in conversation with World Fellow Mari Bastashevski about the agency of image outside of the normative practice of photojournalism.
Pete is a journalist, and curator whose work represents an impressive catalogue and history of prison photography.
Documenting Human Rights Violations: Lessons from WITNESS, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International
12:10PM to 1:00PM
This lecture will provide an overview of how three human rights organizations use video—Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and WITNESS. The talk will emphasize video advocacy for legal audiences, providing examples from screenings in front of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the UN Commission of Inquiry.
Part Two of VLP's Visual Jurisprudence Lecture Series
12:10PM to 2:30PM
Cyberwar, mass surveillance, election-related hacks -- technology is reshaping the national security landscape. Join us on October 17 for a conversation with The New York Times' David Sanger, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist who first revealed the Stuxnet worm and whose reporting tracks the foreign policy deliberations of the most senior U.S. officials. Sanger will speak about the latest trends in U.S.
12:00PM to 1:30PM
ISP Conference Room, Baker Hall, 40 Ashmun, A436
This project focuses on the harm reduction and safe abortion practices of feminist movements, such as abortion hotlines, and their direct action and guerilla tactics including postering, street art, and public spectacle. Within these movements, access to information as a harm reduction measure is practiced as part of a larger struggle to challenge the state and its authority. Harm reduction seeks to radically disrupt and decenter public power, and inspired by a collective freedom, to construct new and alternative ways of caring and living.
1:00PM to 2:00PM
The idea that the US and EU have different perceptions about privacy values is widespread. When describing the U.S. view, much scholarship starts from Warren and Brandeis’ Article “The Right to Privacy” which presents a general and undefined "right to be let alone" connected to a principle of excluding private spheres from public view. This view is very different from common European perceptions of privacy, which are based on concepts of generally applicable fundamental rights.
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Baker Hall - A005
Dr. Michael Sulmeyer is the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project director at the Harvard Kennedy School. He recently concluded several years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving most recently as the Director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy.
Video Evidence, Trial Coverage, and Advocacy: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
12:10PM to 1:00PM
This lecture will discuss how the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) uses video to provide trial coverage and evidence, and to engage in advocacy. The lecture is based on a fieldwork at this Tribunal and will feature video clips.
Part Three of VLP's Visual Jurisprudence Lecture Series
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Room 127, SLB
The Visual Law Project is delighted to screen the award-winning Indonesian musical documentary JALANAN, hosted by JALANAN producer/director Daniel Ziv (Yale World Fellow 2016) who will talk about the idea and messages behind the film, and its unique social & political resonance. The screening will be followed by a Q&A.
12:00PM to 1:00PM
The Center for Global Legal Challenges and the Information Society Project will welcome to campus on Nov. 8, Richard Salgado, Google’s Director for Information Security and Law Enforcement Matters. Salgado is a YLS grad and spent his career lecturing and working in the field of cyber-security.