Briefing Room


2018 I/S Symposium: National Security, Emerging Technologies, and the Law

April 25, 2018

“National Security, Emerging Technologies, and the Law” is a multidisciplinary exploration of emerging technologies that have profound implications for our national security and which pose important issues of both law and policy. Although lawyers and elected policy makers may have […]

2018 David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice featuring James Forman Jr.

March 19, 2018

[Listen to Audio] The 2018 David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice featured James Forman Jr., professor of law at Yale Law School and best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (2017), […]

Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation? With Helen Nissenbaum

November 9, 2017

[Listen to Audio] On Nov. 9, 2017, Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech, presented a paper contesting the argument that the rise of big data and associated technologies have rendered traditional information privacy protections untenable and must be replaced by regulations on the uses […]

New Technology, the Fourth Amendment, and the Future of Privacy with Ben Wizner

September 17, 2017

[Listen to Audio] On Sept. 13, 2017, Ben Wizner, Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project and chief legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave a speech about the impact of modern technology on Privacy. Wizner’s talk reflected […]

Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Practice with Dr. Lorrie Cranor

April 11, 2017

[Listen to Audio] On April 11, 2017, Dr. Lorrie Cranor presented her research in digital privacy and security usability studies, discussed various cyber threats and hacking schemes. Professor Cranor also shared reflections and lessons from her tenure as Chief Technologist of the Federal […]

2017 I/S Symposium – Predictive Analytics, Law, and Policy: Mapping the Terrain

March 24, 2017

The “big data” phenomenon holds forth the promise of unleashing great social advances. It also raises important challenges to privacy, fairness, and social trust. This is giving rise to a new field of law and policy studies aimed at maximizing […]

Peter Swire

Data Points – Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data

February 16, 2017

[listen to podcast] On Feb. 16, 2017, Peter Swire, the Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business, delivered a talk on “Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data,” […]

Executive Orders on Immigration

February 8, 2017

On Monday, Feb. 6  a faculty panel discussed the President’s Executive Orders on Immigration. Dean Alan C. Michaels moderated and Professors David S. Bloomfield, Ruth Colker, Mohamed Helal, and Peter Shane presented. [Listen to Audio Recording]

Election 2016: Hacking and Other Problems

November 8, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Ned Foley, professor of law and director of Election Law @ Moritz; Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT, Ted Allen, associate professor in The Ohio State University Department of […]

The Sidley Austin Distinguished Lecture on Big Data Law and Policy

October 27, 2016

[listen to podcast] Big data is all the rage these days. Employing increasingly sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence technologies, businesses and governments are enthusiastically using big data to solve problems and create value. At the same time, individuals are increasingly […]

Community Unrest and Community Leadership

September 23, 2016

[listen to podcast] In an era of increasing discord in communities in all parts of the country, the panel will discuss: What should local leaders do in the midst of community unrest? What plans should they make during more tranquil […]

2016 I/S Symposium – The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age

May 10, 2016

Because people so often identify libraries with physical books, new digital information and communication technologies have spawned speculation whether these institutions are obsolete. Libraries, however, predate books, and, in their modern form, libraries of all kinds – public libraries, research […]

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