302 Past Events

10 Days Before the Wedding by Amr Gamal

Adenium Productions

Special Series - Open to the Public

MEI Film Series: 10 Days Before The Wedding (Yemen, 2018) Screening and Discussion

Mon., Apr. 15, 2019 | 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Taubman Building

This event will take place in the Taubman Building, Ground Floor, Room G50, HKS.

Please join us for a screening of 10 Days Before The Wedding (Yemen, 2018) and a discussion with the film's director, Amr Gamal. The film explores a number of obstacles standing in the way of a young couple as only 10 days are left for their wedding, each obstacle is in one way or another caused by the aftermath of the 2015 war in Yemen.

Special Series - Open to the Public

MEI Short Films Program

Mon., Apr. 8, 2019 | 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Taubman Building - Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor

Join us for MEI's short films program about child protection and migration followed by a panel discussion with the film makers. The program is featuring the following three short films: Tomorrow's ChildrenToday They Took My Son and Ayny. The panel discussion will feature Oula A. Alrifai and Mouhanad Al Rifay of Tomorrow's Children and Farah Nabulsi of Today They Took My Son.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.

For the purposes of this discussion, we are referring to IP broadly defined: proprietary algorithms, data collected, a complete developed product, etc.

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Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: What is the right approach for sharing intellectual property around emerging technology?  

Tue., Mar. 26, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group, hosted by former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Harvard SEAS Dean Frank Doyle, will convene its third session of the spring semester. This session will explore the limits and advantages of intellectual property (IP) sharing for emerging technologies. For the purposes of this discussion, we are referring to IP broadly defined: proprietary algorithms, data collected, a complete developed product, etc. This brief focuses on tech companies, research centers, and labs that decide to limit access to certain types of  IP in the name of protecting overall public good—using artificial intelligence algorithms as a primary example—but we expect discussion to encompass other technologies as well. This session will also examine the implications of alleged Chinese theft of emerging tech IP. 

Chris Hoofnagle

UC Berkeley

Special Series - Open to the Public

Chris Hoofnagle: Cyber Security and the FTC

Mon., Mar. 25, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

The Cyber Security Project will host a lunch with Chris Jay Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley School of Information and School of Law, on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's cybersecurity. 

Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis. All lunches are off the record. 

The 116th Congress faces pressure to consider policy approaches to the dilemmas of big tech platforms.

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Special Series - Open to the Public

Big Tech and Democracy: Policy Approaches to Address Tech Platforms

Thu., Mar. 21, 2019 | 9:30am - 2:30pm

Technology has reached a critical juncture in American society. The unfettered optimism of recent decades is now tempered through rising concerns over privacy and security, the impact of disinformation campaigns, and increasing calls for digital accountability. It is clear that the 116th Congress will face pressure to shape technological innovation through policies that protect and serve the best interests of their constituents.

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center together with the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project at HKS’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is hosting a workshop on Capitol Hill for Congressional staffers focused on identifying and discussing policy approaches to the dilemmas of big tech platforms.

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Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Policy Chats: “Can we write Human Rights into the Internet?”

Tue., Mar. 12, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Belfer Policy Chats (BPC)  is a new Belfer event series held on every third Thursday of the month. The series features our fellows to chat about issues on the forefront of global policy. The aim is to provide a forum to engage on an informal level on policy topics at the Center around topics such as national security, science and technology, cyber security, innovation, and competitiveness.  Join us for beer, wine, and a lively discussion!

Film Screening: Naila and the Uprising

Film Screening: Naila and the Uprising

Special Series - Open to the Public

MEI Film Screening: Naila and the Uprising (2017)

Thu., Mar. 7, 2019 | 6:15pm - 9:00pm

Belfer Building - Starr Auditorium, Floor 2.5

In honor of International Women’s Day, join the Middle East Initiative (MEI) and Just Vision for a screening of the documentary film Naila and the Uprising followed by a panel discussion with Professor Erica Chenoweth, Suhad Babaa, and Hilary Rantisi. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World at Harvard Law School, the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, and the Committee on the Concerns of Women.