December 3 Tuesday

Internet Shutdowns - Breaching International Law and Violating Human Rights, Brett Solomon, Executive Director and co-founder, Access Now

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

All over the world, governments are shutting down the internet during protests, elections, and moments of heightened political activity. In collaboration with the global #KeepItOn coalition, Access Now has been identifying, documenting and verifying internet shutdowns since 2011. Every internet shutdown has a story, a human being, a human rights violation behind it, and a perpetrator who pulled the plug.

January 14 Tuesday

To Unsafe Harbors: How the new EU Copyright Directive Will Change the Web, Julia Reda, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard

12:05PM to 1:00PM

SLB Room 128

While intermediary liability limitations as enshrined in section 230 CDA and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are the subject of controversial debates in the United States, the European Union has recently all but abolished its safe harbor for certain online platforms in the context of copyright infringements. The new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market will enter into force in the summer of 2021, and it may change online communication far beyond Europe's borders.

January 21 Tuesday

Privacy and Trust - An Illusion or An Achievable Reality In Digital Societies, Merike Kaeo, CEO and founder of Double Shot Security

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB 127

In today’s highly interconnected and digitized world we have great opportunities for innovation.  Yet, the daily global large scale breaches and ransomware attacks are evidence that the threats and risks in cyberspace are real and need to be understood.  Why are all the breaches occurring? Can we still preserve privacy when faced with billions of IoT devices that seem to endless collect our personal information and share it with countless other entities?

January 22 Wednesday

Book Talk & Panel Discussion: Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories

6:15PM to 7:30PM

SLB Room 129

Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice for a panel discussion of "Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories" and the future of this area of the law. Editors and contributors include professors Linda Greenhouse ’78 M.S.L., Melissa Murray ’02, Douglas NeJaime, Kate Shaw, and Reva Siegel ’86. Moderated by Emily Bazelon ’00.

Dinner will be served at 6:05pm

January 28 Tuesday

What My Phone & Computer Do When No One is Looking, April Lorenzen

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 129

Personal privacy and corporate security risks can be mitigated by learning little-known security issues swirling around our devices from the grocery store to overseas travel.

February 4 Tuesday

Moral Outrage in the Digital Age, Dr. Molly Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 128

Moral outrage shapes fundamental aspects of human social life and is now widespread on digital media and online social networks. How might these new technologies change the expression of moral outrage and its social consequences? Principles of reinforcement learning can usefully organize an investigation of digital outrage and its effects on social behavior. We used supervised deep learning to develop a digital outrage classifier that can identify expressions of moral outrage on social media with human-level accuracy.

February 11 Tuesday

The Internet and International Jurisdiction - Harmony or Discord?, Jacob Rogers, Sr. Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 128

People often conceptualize the internet as a single global community. Information wants to be free, and the internet enables citizens from everywhere in the world to mingle, share information, and learn from one another about far away events. While all these things are true, the reality of the internet is that it presents only a marginal barrier to identification. The laws and technologies of many places, both expected and unexpected, limit what people can do online, and how they can be tracked and identified while doing it.

February 18 Tuesday

Regulating Speech Online: A Comparative Constitutional Perspective Panel

12:05PM to 1:00PM

SLB Room 128

Regulating online speech has become a key concern for lawmakers in several countries. But national and supranational regulatory efforts are being met with significant criticism, particularly in transatlantic perspective. Critiques, however, should not fall into the trap of merely relitigating old debates over the permissibility and extent of regulating speech.

February 19 Wednesday

Reproductive Due Process, Meghan Boone, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama School of Law

12:05PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 127

This talk engages in a thought experiment. It assumes that the Supreme Court has correctly identified the constitutional scope of the substantive right to abortion by balancing a pregnant person’s right to liberty with the state’s interest in potential life. Following on this assumption, it asks the question: what else might the Constitution require?
February 21 Friday

Surveillance Studies and Constitutional Law, informal workshop, Niklas Eder, Visiting Scholar

1:00PM to 2:30PM

BH Room 405

The objective of the workshop "Surveillance Studies and Constitutional" Law is to deepen the understanding of surveillance as an object of regulation and constitutional interpretation.

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