4 Events

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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. 

    What should American policymakers do to address security concerns about Chinese technology companies?

    Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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

    Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: Chinese Technology Companies and China’s Influence on Academia: Protecting America’s National Security

    Tue., Apr. 28, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am

    Online

    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 second session of the spring semester on the topic of Chinese technology companies and state funding of American academic institutions, and their effects on American national security. The session will examine the issues around the relationships between the Chinese Communist Party and the country’s private sector; China’s influence and actions on American academic institutions; how these efforts may negatively affect America’s national security; and what should be done to mitigate national security risks.

    How commercially viable are asteroid mining and in-space manufacturing likely to be?

    Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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

    Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: Asteroid Mining and In-Space Manufacturing

    Tue., Oct. 8, 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 second session of the fall semester on the topic of asteroid mining and in-space manufacturing. This session will examine current applications, capabilities, limitations, and ongoing debates regarding acceptable use, regulation, and governance of the two technologies.

    Information Session - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Tech Happy Hour

    Wed., Sep. 25, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Join the tech projects and programs at the Belfer Center on Wednesday, September 25th from 4:30-6:30pm at Beat Brew Hall for informal networking and the opportunity to learn more about our work and how you can get involved!

    **RSVP Required**