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digital HKS fellows

2019 - 2020 digital fellows

  • Beatrice Martini, Research Fellow
  • Jennifer Nilsen, HKS Student Fellow

Former digital fellows 

  • Yaso Córdova
  • Richard Pope
  • Kathy Pham
  • Jennifer Gustetic
  • Zara Rahman
  • Nadia Eghbal
  • Caroline Sinders

Apply now for Reimagining Civic Discourse on Social Media study group

Students and fellows at Harvard and surrounding universities are invited to apply for a spring semester study group with Ash Center Fellow Deepti Doshi, Director of Community Partnerships at Facebook, MC/MPA '12; and Mo Safdari, former Program Manager for Election Integrity at Facebook, MBA/MPP. 

Building constructive civic discourse on social media is an urgent challenge. This study group will take you behind the scenes to understand the issues social media faces today. Over the course of four...

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What to expect this semester: Seminars

Monday seminars return. digital HKS seminars aim to provide depth to a particular digital technology topic as it relates to public policy, governance, and more. 

Seminars are open to all levels of technology engagement and ability. They will offer accessible information that considers a variety of digital understanding.

Seminars will take place on Mondays at a new time and location:

12:30pm to 1:45pm
Lunch will be provided (starting at 12:15pm with vegetarian options...

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Join us for a talk on the future of internet and tech policy with Chris Riley, Mozilla

We are thrilled to host Chris Riley (@mchrisriley) Director of Public Policy, Mozilla for a conversation about the future of internet policy, tech policy, and governance.

“CATS” represents the next 2–10 years of complex tech policy debates: Competition, Algorithms, Tracking, & Security. These issues don’t include everything in policy,...

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Join us for a conversation on the role of digital literacy, it's affect on info access and the formation of political opinion

We are excited to welcome Dr. Bianca Reisdorf for a conversation about her upcoming paper titled, Internet Activity, Skills and Political Opinion Formation.

Join us on Thursday, October 19 at 1:30pm for a discussion on digital literacy and political opinion the premise of Dr. Bianca (Bibi) Reisdorf's research and paper.

"Little is known about how different levels of digital engagement and digital literacy affect if and how people find information on politics, and how this affects the...

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Join us for a Fireside Chat on the Future of Broadband, Competition, and the FCC with Tom Wheeler, former FCC Chairman

Please join us for a conversation on Why Telco Policy is Relevant to Everything and All of Us moderated by Broadband and Digital Equity Advocate Anne Schwieger with esteemed guest former FCC chairman and Shorenstein Fellow, Tom Wheeler.

A great deal of important progress was made in recent years to advance pro-consumer telco policy at the federal level.  It appears that gains of recent years may be somewhat diminished in the near term. While this potential diminution occurs, we can be sure that technological advances and...

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Artificial Intelligence and Open Data with digital HKS Fellow, Yaso Córdova

digital HKS 2017-2018 Research Fellow Yaso Córdova, will be presenting her work on artificial intelligence (AI) and open data this Wednesday, Sept 27 starting at 12:15PM.

The Serenata de Amor Operation is an initiative that uses artificial intelligence to tackle public-sector corruption in Brazil. During the presentation, Yaso will share:

  • What the platform does;
  • What is the "architecture for AI transparency"
  • ...
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Special event with Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India

Indian entrepreneur and politician Nandan Nilekani will be joining us over lunch to discuss the IndiaStack: the vision, the concerns, and the needed policy structure. The event will start at 12:15PM and be located in 1 Brattle Square, 4th floor, room 402.

Nandan Nilekani is the co-founder of Infosys and is currently the Non Executive Chairman of Infosys. He is the former Chairman of the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) and is credited with creating ...

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