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The Fight for Internet Freedom

February 21, 2014

**** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION**** AbstractThe Internet makes lives better, around the world, in ways people couldn't have imagined not even a decade ago.

A Novel Approach to Crowdsource: the Detection and Management of Large-scale Cholera Outbreaks

January 17, 2014

AbstractDiarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death for children under five years of age, globally.

Business, Government & Philanthropy: A conversation with Nandan Nilekani

May 2, 2013

Conversation with Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI and co-founder Infosys.

Round table with Internet Freedom Fellows

March 14, 2013

The Internet Freedom Fellows program brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington, and Silicon Valley to meet with fellow activists, U.S.

Moving From Access to Disclosure in the Information Age

March 1, 2013

AbstractEver since we started to organize ourselves socially, we have thought hard and long about how to ensure that we can develop checks on the power that we entrust to some in our organization,...

Can You Hear Me Now? Law Enforcement Surveillance of Internet and Mobile Communications

February 1, 2013

  AbstractTelecommunications carriers and service providers now play an essential role in facilitating modern surveillance by law enforcement agencies.

Network Neutrality and the First Amendment, According to Verizon

December 7, 2012

Abstract:For almost a decade, network neutrality has been among the most contentious and high-profile subjects of debate in Internet policy.

Following Africa’s Lead: Opportunities and Threats of the Mobile Internet Revolution

October 11, 2012

***** NOTE: CHANGE OF LOCATION*****AbstractThe mobile Internet — accessed through smartphones, tablets, and 4G technology — is now set to overtake the wired Net in usage and users.

Combating Cyber Insecurity Around the Globe

February 3, 2012

Christopher Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for twenty years. Most recently, Mr.

A Tale of Two Blogospheres

January 14, 2011

Abstract Drawing on data from summer 2008, I will compare top U.S. political blogs on the left and right.

Minds for Sale

January 7, 2011

Jonathan Zittrain is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is a co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and served as its first executive director from 1997-2000.

What Would You Like 2.1 Billion People to Do for You Today?

December 3, 2010

txteagle is Boston-based company that enables mobile phone subscribers in the developing world to earn airtime by completing simple work.

Mobile Technology and the Evolution of the Nation-State

November 12, 2010

In medicine, transportation, commerce and entertainment, and countless other fields, technology has transformed our lives and provided immense value for millions.

Seize the Day, Seize the Data: Tech-Enabled Moments of Opportunity in Closed Societies

September 30, 2010

The abrupt fall of an authoritarian regime often surprises the world with apparent suddenness.  Given the right moment of opportunity, skillfully applied pressure can prove a thuggish regime...

The Promise of Information and Communications Technology

April 19, 2010

On April 19, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies convened a special conference on Technology, Governance, and Global Development, to examine how technical innovation solves, or...

Ten Myths of Technology and Development

February 26, 2010

AbstractIn the same world where there are 1.4 billion Internet users, a very different 1.4 billion people live below the World Bank's poverty line.

Liberation Through Interconnection

January 29, 2010

AbstractOne of the biggest themes of the 21st century is interconnection -- specifically, the interconnection of people and data.  These interconnections can change everything about how we see the...

Citizen Media and Global Attention: Will Blogs and Twitter change who speaks online?

January 22, 2010

The rise of Web 2.0 means that anyone with internet access can become a publisher.

Potential Misuses of the Internet in a Dystopic World

December 4, 2009

AbstractTechnology can be a positive force for decentralization, but in extreme cases this can lead to chaos.  Technology can also be a positive force for centralization, creating huge value.

Using Technology to Catalyze Large-scale Social Change

October 29, 2009

AbstractSince 2004, Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder, Pierre Omidyar, has been investing in market-based efforts with the potential for large-scale, catalytic...

Giving Farmers a Voice

October 15, 2009

Abstract Improving the productivity of small farmers is essential for economic development in most poor countries.  Providing access to timely and relevant information could improve the...

GoodGuide: An Experiment in Advancing Transparency in Consumer Markets

May 28, 2009

With what now seem like almost weekly product scandals, recalls, and supply chain exposes, the public increasingly wants to know more about the products they are putting in, on, and around their...