Upcoming events

2019 Mar 01

Data & Donuts

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Library Commons (Ground Floor), Harvard Kennedy School

Data & Donuts meets next on Friday, March 1st. Join us for learning and data-centric discussion in community with students from the Kennedy School and across the University. This is a bi-monthly gathering in collaboration with digital HKS and HKS Library & Knowledge Services. Every other week we host one speaker and one guest from the University with data resources to share. Speaker and topic to be announced.

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2019 Mar 05

Next Study Group: N3B (Next Three Billion) #internet #mobile

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

1 Brattle, Suite 470, Cambridge, MA

Please join Shorenstein Center Visiting Fellow, Jim Cashel, for a study group that will explore what happens as the next three billion people come online over the next three to five years. This study group will look at what is happening regarding internet extension currently, what are the opportunities that arise, and what are the main challenges. Miss the first meeting, not a problem. Join the conversation any time this semester.

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2019 Mar 12

Autonomous Vehicles and Accessibility: Delivering on the Promise

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Land Hall (B-400), Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Join digital HKS and the Harvard Kennedy School student-led Disability Justice Caucus for a panel discussion with leading disability rights advocates about how autonomous vehicles will impact the future of transportation for Americans with disabilities. The rise of autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents an opportunity to improve transportation for those who face some of the biggest barriers to mobility: the millions of Americans with physical, sensory, and or cognitive disabilities. 

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2019 Mar 25

Cultural Affordances of “Emma”, USCIS’s Latina Virtual Assistant

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Wexner Building, 4th Floor, Room 434, Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. Miriam E. Sweeney (University of Alabama) and Dr. Melissa Villa-Nicholas (University of Rhode Island) join us for a conversation on virtual assistants; and how virtual agents are increasingly integrated as ‘user-friendly’ interfaces for e-government and commercial services. This research investigates the case study of the virtual assistant, ‘Emma’, that is integrated into the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. This research has implications for how citizen-consumers are made informationally ‘legible’ to the state through their engagement with digital technologies for government services.

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