digital HKS is a Harvard Kennedy School initiative at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy that is committed to supporting students and alumni interested in exploring conversations and opportunities in digital technology in the public interest.

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sign up for 'the week ahead' (link coming soon) - a weekly recap of digital tech // public interest events, news + announcements, and student opportunities.

// events

digital HKS events consist of either co-hosted events or one off 'special' events. An example of a one-time 'special' event is Before Algorithms: A History of Bias and Oppression in Computing (Nov 8, 2018).

// programs

digital HKS programs are developed in partnership with an HKS department, center, or community initiative. data and donuts logoNow in it's second year, Data & Donuts is a monthly learning and discussion group that offers a welcoming space to engage critically with issues of data and society (co-hosted with HKS Library & Knowledge Services). Signup for the Data & Donuts mailing list (email Alessandra Seiter, Knowledge Services Librarian).

// working group

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The digital HKS working group is comprised of staff, students, alumni, and community affiliates from around the Kennedy School, University, and beyond. The working group is responsible for reviewing event proposals and funding requests, collecting and sharing feedback on students needs, and developing ways to support digital technology efforts in service to students.