[hcs-d] Proposed event

Aman Kumar aik at stanford.edu
Tue Apr 7 19:48:32 EDT 2009


Larry lessig :-) you stole him from Stanford a few months ago

Also Jonathan zittrain (director of berkman?). Heard him at Google and  
also thought he was very good.

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On Apr 7, 2009, at 5:29 PM, Joshua Kroll <jkroll at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Perspectives from the past:
>
> Last year we did an event on internet governance with someone from
> IETF and ARIN and nobody came. It was very sad.
>
> This year, though, we had Nicco Mele who was a fellow at KSG and lots
> of people came and it was a lot of fun.
>
> We've also had Harry Lewis talking about technology policy issues and
> again nobody came.
>
> Also this fall, we had someone come from a private company (Elysium
> Digital) to discuss the idea of circumvention as it's used in the DMCA
> and how it has been interpreted by the courts. The talk was really
> really good, although most of the people who came were from HLS.
>
> One sensible place to look for good ideas and speakers is the Berkman
> Center. They bring lots of interesting people to campus to talk about
> technology and the law or technology and its social implications.
> Whatever this event turns out to be, I imagine it will be very similar
> to the stuff they do most of the time, so it would be nice to bring
> them onboard.
>
> Finally, note that Robert Darnton will be speaking with John Palfrey
> and Professor Ann Blair about the history and future of books and
> information dissemination on Wednesday 15 April at 4:30 in Adams
> House. So that should be really really good. I'll send out an
> announcement to either this list or hcs-announce.
>
> The bottom line is that I like this idea too, but I'm already pretty
> convinced that nobody will come.
>
> Josh
>
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 8:56 PM, Nathan Leiby <nathanleiby at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> You might like to talk to Ben Rahn (brahn at fas.harvard.edu), who is  
>> a tutor
>> in Pfoho.
>> He currently runs a company interested in exactly this.
>> On Apr 5, 2009, at 3:03 AM, Jim Danz wrote:
>>
>> That'd be cool.  Everyone loves technology, everyone loves Luis  
>> Martinez,
>> and some people can stand politics.
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 1:01 AM, Brad Seiler  
>> <seiler at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>> As a stealth member of this list, I like this idea.
>>>
>>> -- Brad
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Greg Brockman
>>> <gregory.brockman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hey,
>>>>
>>>> I received a query from Luis Martinez looking into the  
>>>> possibility of
>>>> hosting an event as a collaboration between HCS, the Harvard
>>>> Republican Club, and the Harvard Dems (and maybe even the IOP) for
>>>> next fall.  The proposed event would be to bring in speakers to  
>>>> talk
>>>> about something at the intersection of politics and technology.   
>>>> Luis
>>>> said that he'll be running this idea by the Republicans and Dems  
>>>> this
>>>> week, and he wants to know if we are interested in going further  
>>>> with
>>>> this.  Thoughts?
>>>>
>>>> Greg
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