IPRI Events and Seminars

IPRI invites leading researchers and thinkers to MIT to share their ideas and inform our work. These sessions are open to the public and are ongoing throughout the year.

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Daniel Weitzner gives keynote at BBA’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference
21 May 2018

Daniel Weitzner gives keynote at BBA’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference

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IPRI Presenting - Internet Policy Track at ILP R&D Conference
Nov 15th, 2017

IPRI Presenting - Internet Policy Track at ILP R&D Conference

When: Wed, Nov 15th, 2017
Where: MIT Campus – Stratton Student Center (W20)

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Industrial Cyber Security in Germany - Sandro Gaycken
Founder and Director – Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Industrial Cyber Security in Germany - Sandro Gaycken

Thursday, October 5, 2017

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Building 3-133 33 Mass Ave (rear) Cambridge, MA 02139

Sandro Gayken, one of Germany’s premier experts on cybersecurity spoke to IPRI on Oct 5th, 2017.

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Upcoming Event: Dr. Steven Unger Speech
From the UK's Office of Communications

Upcoming Event: Dr. Steven Unger Speech

When: Sep 22nd, 12:00-13:00 @ MIT’s Stata Center

The United Kingdom’s Group Director of Strategy, International, Technology and Economics, Dr Steve Unger, will be speaking to IPRI and his speech and following discussion is open to the public – come and join!

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Erin Kenneally (DHS)
1 May 2017

Erin Kenneally (DHS)

Erin Kenneally is a program manager in the Cyber Security Division for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency at the DHS Science & Technology Directorate. She spoke to IPRI on data trust and innovation at the DHS Cyber Security Division.She explained two core programs: The Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT) program supports the global cyber risk research community by coordinating and developing real world data and information sharing capabilities (tools, models, and methodologies). The second is the Cyber Risk Economic (CyRiE) Program that supports empirically-based measurement, modeling and evaluation of the economics of cyber threats, vulnerabilities and controls.

Canadian CRTC head Jean Pierre Blais discusses Canadian telecom policy
24 April 2017

Canadian CRTC head Jean Pierre Blais discusses Canadian telecom policy

Canadian CRTC head Jean-Pierre Blais and Internet pioneer and MIT Senior Research Scientist David Clark discussed the past, present, and future of Canadian telecom policy and its relationship with the U.S.

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Julia Angwin
Algorithmic Accountability

Julia Angwin

MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative hosted a discussion in March 2017 with ProPublica’s Julia Angwin on algorithmic accountability and the role of machine learning in societal decisions, including criminal sentencing.

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Dr. Caroline Paunov - March 7th, 2017
Making Innovation Benefit All

Dr. Caroline Paunov - March 7th, 2017

Dr. Caroline PAUNOV of the OECD presented on ways to make innovation benefit all. There is evidence that the digital transformation is having significant impacts on income distribution. Dr. Paunov discussed her findings and policy directions.

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Robert Hannigan - Director of GCHQ
March 2016 at IPRI

Robert Hannigan - Director of GCHQ

“I am not in favor of banning encryption. Nor am I asking for mandatory back doors. … Not everything is a back door, still less a door which can be exploited outside a legal framework.”

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Giovanni Buttarelli - European Data Protection Supervisor
April 2016

Giovanni Buttarelli - European Data Protection Supervisor

IPRI hosted Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli in April 2016 to discuss the changing landscape of data collection and usage, and the global impact it has on the individual.

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Admiral Michael Rogers - US Cyber Command
October 2016

Admiral Michael Rogers - US Cyber Command

Admiral Michael Rogers of the US Cyber Command and head of the NSA met with IPRI representatives for a half day privately before participating in a joint MIT/Aspen Institute/CNBC Cambridge Cyber Conference.

Houlin Zhao - International Telecommunication Union Secretary General
September 2016

Houlin Zhao - International Telecommunication Union Secretary General

The Secretary General of the ITU, Houlin Zhao, visited IPRI in September 2016. The meeting touched on areas of common interest between the ITU and IPRI such as network rollouts, smart cities, and women in ICT.

Vice President Andrus Ansip (EC) and Secretary Penny Pritzker (US DoC)
March 2016

Vice President Andrus Ansip (EC) and Secretary Penny Pritzker (US DoC)

IPRI hosted Vice President Andrus Ansip from the European Commission and Secretary Penny Pritzker of the United States Department of Commerce for a private industry roundtable and public panel session in March 2016.

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BEREC - Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication
May 2016 at IPRI

BEREC - Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication

In May 2016, IPRI hosted the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) on MIT campus for a half-day discussion about technology and regulatory issues.

Mignon Clyburn - FCC Commissioner
June 2016

Mignon Clyburn - FCC Commissioner

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn visited IPRI in June 2016 to talk with a group of our researchers about issues of interest to the two groups.

U.S. Privacy Legislation: Now Is The Time

Published on 2018-05-23

21 May 2018 Daniel Weitzner delivered a keynote address at the 2nd Annual Privacy &…

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Event: IPRI Summer Fellows – Research Colloquium

Published on 2017-08-29

On Wednesday, September 20, IPRI’s Postgraduate Fellows — who have worked with IPRI this summer to develop research…

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CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais at MIT

Published on 2017-05-18

By: Natalie Klym, Executive Director of MIT’s Communications Futures Program (CFP) April 24th, 2017 When…

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Event: Julia Angwin – Algorithmic Accountability – March 23, 2017

Published on 2017-03-19

On 23 March 2017 (Thursday), MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative hosted ProPublica’s Julia Angwin for…

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Visit: Polish Delegation Visits MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative

Published on 2017-03-13

9 March 2017 – Polish Delegation Visits MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative MIT’s Internet Policy…

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Event: Caroline Paunov – “Making Innovation Benefit All” – March 7th, 2017

Published on 2017-03-01

Making innovation benefit all: Policies for inclusive growth” Caroline PAUNOV 07 March 2017 MIT Stata…

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Event: Security, Privacy and the Internet

Published on 2016-11-30

Security, Privacy and the Internet (video) Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM (open to the…

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Event: Wonks, Engineers, and Innovators – Bringing New Perspectives to Governing

Published on 2016-07-19

Wonks, Engineers, and Innovators: Bringing New Perspectives to Governing (website, livestream) Tuesday July 19 at…

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Event: Is Internet Policy Economic Policy?

Published on 2016-07-18

(website, livestream) Monday July 18 at 5:30 PM (open to the public) 6th floor of …

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Event: Giovanni Buttarelli – European Data Protection Supervisor

Published on 2016-04-07

Ethics as the Root of Privacy and the Future of Data Protection IPRI hosted Mr….

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Event: Forum on Data Privacy Convened by the Massachusetts Attorney General

Published on 2016-03-24

Forum on Data Privacy Convened by the Massachusetts Attorney General Date: 24 Mar 2016 Thursday,…

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Event: VP Ansip (EU) and Secretary Pritzker (US) – Internet Policy Matters

Published on 2016-03-11

Why Internet policy matters for everything from MIT’s startup culture to the global economy European…

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Event: Robert Hannigan – GCHQ (UK)

Published on 2016-03-07

IPRI hosted Robert Hannigan, the head of the British intelligence agency GCHQ, at MIT in…

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Event: Power Wars – Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency

Published on 2015-12-05

Charlie SAVAGE (website, flyer) Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times journalist and author of Power Wars:…

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Event: Intersection, Scale, and Social Machines: Scholarship in the digital world

Published on 2015-10-30

David DE ROURE Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford e-Research…

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Event: Cost-benefit Analysis of Data Intelligence

Published on 2015-10-21

Min CHEN Professor of scientific visualization at Oxford University (website, presentation) Date: 21 Oct 2015…

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Event: Summary of White House-MIT Big Data Privacy Workshop

Published on 2014-03-26

March 26, 2014 The following is an initial, personal summary of high-level observations from the…

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When Should Law Enforcement Use Facial Recognition Technology?

Published on 2018-07-02

Facial Recognition technology is continuing to improve, yet even with all the improvements there are…

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Could Facial Recognition Technology protect our public schools better?

Published on 2018-06-12

Could facial recognition technology prevent school shootings? With more high profile public school shootings the…

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U.S. Privacy Legislation: Now Is The Time

Published on 2018-05-23

21 May 2018 Daniel Weitzner delivered a keynote address at the 2nd Annual Privacy &…

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Recommendations For Fake News

Published on 2018-04-20

What should be done about “fake news”? Wajeeha Ahmad develops recommendations to better align incentives…

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Student Reflections (China 2017) – Matías Aránguiz V. (SJTU)

Published on 2018-03-27

By: Matías Aránguiz V. PhD student in Law, Shanghai Jiaotong University During the summer, a team…

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Student Reflections (China 2017) – Sunoo Park (MIT)

Published on 2018-03-27

On Perceptions of Sovereignty in Cyberspace By: Sunoo Park A few months ago, I went…

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