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Dean's Lectures

Upcoming Events

Dan Jurafsky
Jan 31, 2018, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
A linguistic analysis of policy body-camera data from traffic stops reveals race-based differences. How can the findings improve police-community relations?

Previous Events

David Ayman Shamma
Feb 29, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
David A. Shamma is a media artist and research scientist studying creative expression and sharing at Yahoo! Research.
Victoria Stodden
Feb 1, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Victoria Stodden is a scholar of law, statistics, and computational science policy, and is an advocate for open data and reproducible research.
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Nov 16, 2011, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Digital identity systems are quietly reshaping the world, changing how we cross borders, conduct commerce, and interact with our governments. How can we understand the incredible opportunities of these technologies — along with their enormous challenges and risks?
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Oct 19, 2011, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Ramesh Srinivasan reports on his fieldwork on technology, culture, and community-driven design from Egypt's Tahrir Square, the Zuni Nation of New Mexico, the Kyrgyz Steppe, and Rural India.
Lada Adamic
Oct 5, 2011, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Lada Adamic is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Information and an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and Center for the Study of Complex Systems.
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Apr 27, 2011, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
New media scholar Rhonda McEwen examines the context for the emergence of social media.
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Apr 20, 2011, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Explore the future of learning design, where we look to transcend learning with truly transformative experiences, with Clark Quinn, Ph.D.
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Apr 13, 2011, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Pamela Samuelson explains why she thinks the failure of the Google Books Settlement was inevitable.
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Mar 16, 2011, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Scott Young, M.D., discusses how the US health care system is responding to health care reform and the economic downturn with patient-centricity, health information technology, and integrated delivery systems.
Jennifer Pahlka
Mar 9, 2011, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Jennifer Pahlka, founder of Code for America, discusses how hackers and designers can help re-craft government and build a “citizen Internet.”
Susan Landau
Feb 28, 2011, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Susan Landau is a fellow at Harvard University and the author of Surveillance or Security? and Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption.
Eric Ries
Feb 23, 2011, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog "Startup Lessons Learned".
Marnie Webb
Feb 2, 2011, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
What challenges and opportunities do grassroots civil society organizations face as they use technology to build their capacity, engage their community, and deliver needed programs?
Victoria Stodden
May 5, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
As the scientific enterprise becomes increasingly computational, new techniques are necessary for transparency and trustworthiness.
Leighton Read
Apr 28, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Can the information industry import the focus and attention of video games and the massive collaboration of online role-playing games into the workplace?
Eric Goldman
Apr 14, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Eric Goldman is an Internet lawyer and law professor at Santa Clara University
Alessandro Acquisti
Oct 14, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Unexpected privacy consequences in modern information economies, novel privacy risks associated with public information revelation, and ways that well-meaning information security policies can backfire.

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