15 Events

Woodrow Rosenbaum, Chief Data Officer for GivingTuesday

Woodrow Rosenbaum Chief Data Officer, GivingTuesday

Seminar - Open to the Public

Predicting and Optimizing Informal Aid Networks in Times of Conflict and Crisis

Wed., Feb. 1, 2023 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

Chief Data Officer for GivingTuesday, Woodrow Rosenbaum, will dive into how the organization seeks to leverage recent experiences and innovations in data engineering and machine learning to better our understanding of how aid is deployed during crisis (and what can be done to improve this process). The session will further explore how this knowledge can be operationalized and digitized into a useful format for other actors in the sector.

RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be served following the event from 3:00pm-3:30pm.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World

Wed., May 18, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Online

Technology is shaped by many hands along the way: those who are part of technology development process, those who fund projects and companies, and those who decide how to put technology to use; and that technology then shapes a range of outcomes for society. To ensure those outcomes truly benefit the public, we must—all of us—shift our relationship to technology —how we build it, fund it, and use it.

Join the Technology and Public Purpose Project and the Berkman Klein Center as they host Afua Bruce on her latest book release, The Tech That Comes Next.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Tech Spotlight 2021

Thu., May 20, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Online

The Tech Spotlight recognizes projects and initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to public purpose in the areas of digital, biotech, and future of work. 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Every Sector's Role in Protecting and Promoting Democracy with Technology

Wed., Apr. 21, 2021 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join TAPP Project Fellow, Rebecca Williams, in conversation with Taiwan's Digital Minister, Audrey Tang, to discuss the unique opportunities and responsibilities the public, private, and social sectors have in ensuring that technology is used to protect and promote democracy.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Coded Bias: A Conversation with Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya

Wed., Feb. 17, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.

In honor of Black History Month, join the Technology and Public Purpose Project for a virtual screening of the film, Coded Bias. The TAPP will host filmmaker Shalini Kantayya for a conversation moderated by Karen Ejiofor and Amritha Jayanti on Wednesday, February 17th at 12pmET.  

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Associated Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

Big Tech's Impact on Public Purpose: How Recent Decisions Will Shape Society

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Online

The recent decision by Big Tech to ban prominent politicians, including President Donald Trump, and enforce strict content moderation against hate speech, mis/disinformation, and violence is a new precedent that could prove consequential for the future of online speech—and for the future of democracy. 

Join Belfer Center's Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project as it brings together leading experts to discuss the timeliness, constitutionality, and societal implications of Big Tech's latest demonstration of power. 

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Inside the Machine: Presidential Campaign Technology Through the Years

    Wed., Dec. 2, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Online

    Join Jacky Chang, CTO of the Biden/Harris campaign, and Clare Bayley, Technology and Public Purpose Fellow and former Director of Product for the US Digital Service, in conversation about the technology behind the campaign on Wednesday, December 2nd at 1pmEST.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. 

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Tech Spotlight 2020

    Thu., Oct. 15, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Online

    The Tech Spotlight recognizes projects and initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to public purpose in the areas of digital, biotech, and future of work. 

    Information Session - Open to the Public

    Technology and Public Purpose Open House

    Wed., Sep. 23, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Come learn more about opportunities to get involved with the Technology and Public Purpose Project!

    Registration for this event is required. Please use this link to RSVP