Archive for the ‘talks in town’ Category

‘Here Comes Everybody’, Clay Shirky book presentation at Markle Foundation, April 10

March 20, 2008

‘Here comes Everybody – the power of organizing without organizations’ by Clay Shirky Thursday, April 10, 2008, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Markle Foundation
10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor
Between 48th & 49th Streets
New York, New York

To view program, click here (PDF, 457K).

Space is Limited – Please register by Thursday April 3rd at:

The Internet has become an integral part of our personal and professional lives and has transformed the ways in which we connect and collaborate with one another.

Clay Shirky’s book provides a lucid and penetrating analysis on how technological advances have empowered people to do things together, and how those tools can upend traditional organizational structures to meet people’s needs. In an engaging style, Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybodyillustrates how everyday people are taking advantage of new technologies, such as social networking and peer-to-peer applications, to share information, work together, and take public action in the “virtual” world to affect great social transformations in our real one.

media and ethics, carnegie council, april 3

March 19, 2008
The Workshop for Ethics in Business luncheon will explore the codes of
online conduct that are emerging as new media gains more influence in
political and business affairs. Going beyond commonsense ethical codes
on the Internet, such as honesty, accuracy, and transparency, this
panel will examine the relationship between money, the media, and the
health of American democracy. What role does private money play in
influencing elections and how does this influence play out in the
blogosphere? How is the media performing as a watchdog for our
political system? What companies and media organizations are advancing
a more ethical internet society?
Steven C. Clemons, publisher of The Washington Note, will speak on
political blogging, blogging ethics, and money in politics. PBS
Ombudsman Michael Getler will discuss standards of editorial integrity
in old and new media. Rita J. King of Dancing Ink Productions will talk
about the evolving ethics of virtual worlds and their use in public
diplomacy. New York University Professor of Journalism Jay Rosen will
draw on his experience as a press critic and innovator of new media
This event is cosponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton’s strategy+business
magazine and the NYU Center for Global Affairs, and is part of the
Ethical Blogger Project.
Speakers: Steven C. Clemons, Michael Getler, Rita J. King, Jay Rosen
Global Policy Innovations
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478
(212) 838-4120
(212) 752-2432 – Fax
Please send your RSVP to:

Digital Dilemmas, NYU, March 25

March 19, 2008

The third ITS Colloquium of the spring 2008 semester will take place on
Tuesday, March 25 from 6:30-8:00pm in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington
Square South, Room 214. This Colloquium is organized by Jonathan
Zittrain, an ILI Visiting Faculty Fellow and his assistant, Elizabeth
Stark, a student fellow of the ILI. The topic of this colloquium is,
Digital Dilemmas: A Multi-stakeholder Response to Internet Censorship
and Surveillance.

When national governments want to block particular Internet activities
or content or see what users are doing they typically turn to the
private companies that manage pieces of the Internet, including Internet
Service Providers, search engines, email services, blogging and news
portals, and even hardware providers.

As pressures to filter, censor, and monitor the Internet have mounted,
some internet and communications technology (ICT) companies, academics,
human rights activists, socially responsible investors, and civil
society participants have held a series of conversations about how to

This event will tap project participants to have as candid a
conversation as possible about the process in which they’ve engaged, and
the role that corporations should play in response to
government-mandated Internet censorship and surveillance, with
particular but not exclusive emphasis on authoritarian regimes.

Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation,
Oxford University and Visiting Professor of Law, NYU;

Leslie Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for
Democracy and Technology;

Dunstan Hope, Director, Advisory Services, Business for Social

Christine Bader, Advisor to the UN Special Representative of the
Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights;

Robert Mahoney, Deputy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists;

[Tentative] Chuck Cossan, Microsoft

[Tentative] Mike Posner, President, Human Rights First;

[Tentative] Bennett Freeman, Head of Social Research and Policy,

bios below


jonathan zittrain at nyu

March 13, 2008

THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO APRIL 16 (thanks to celebdu for telling me)

jonathan zittrain is a visiting fellow at nyu law’s information law institute in the spring 2008. on april 15, they have a colloquium on ‘the future of the internet’, which happens to be the title of zittrain’s forthcoming book, so would it be to bold to suggest he may be the speaker?

it has been confirmed–zittrain is indeed the speaker. thanks to celebdu (see comment).

details below (more…)

Power and Architecture: The Construction of Capitals, NYU, March 13, 06:00pm-08:00pm

March 10, 2008

Spring 2008 Max Weber Lecture Series, “Power and Architecture: The Construction of Capitals”

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 6:00-8:00pm

“Images of Power: The European Union and its Architecture”

Juergen Neyer, Viadrina European University (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)

This lecture takes place at Deutsches Haus at 42 Washington Mews

Parliaments are not simply buildings–they are concrete and visible representations of political power. This talk analyzes the German Bundestag and the European Parliament and shows that a comparison of the two buildings provides important insights for understanding the political system of the European Union.

The Max Weber lecture series is co-sponsored by Deutsches Haus at NYU and The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU.

The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU

285 Mercer St, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10003

(212) 998-3838

discussion of benkler’s ‘wealth of networks’, march 12, 01:00pm-03:00pm

March 7, 2008

the prominent economist Anna Schwartz and Ben Peters (phd student, Columbia) will be give short presentations to kick of a discussion of Yochai Benkler’s ‘Wealth of Networks’ [get the book here]. All are welcome.

It takes place at Columbia, Wednesday, March 12th, in 107B from 1.15 – 3pm.

‘Democratic Theory and the History of Communication’, Paul Starr at Columbia, March 7

March 4, 2008

Friday March 7, 12-2pm, Paul Starr (Princeton) will speak about ‘Democratic Theory and the History of Communication’.

The colloquium takes place in room 107b in the Graduate School of Journalism.

Absolutely no refreshments will be served. None. So come equipped. I hope to see many of you there.

Transformation of Collective Memory of Intractable Conflicts, Feb 21 at Teachers College

February 15, 2008

Rafi Nehts-Zehngut on Transformation of Collective Memory of Intractable Conflicts, Feb 21, 12:00-1:00pm, at Teachers College. More here.

[thanks to Frank Moretti]

Is Intellectual Property Dead? The Revolt of Students for New, Feb 26

February 14, 2008

Is Intellectual Property Dead? The Revolt of Students for New

Is Intellectual Property Dead? The Revolt of Students for New Directions
Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street

Students for Free Culture has chapters in at least 35 universities across
the country. Many of the groups are branching out beyond access to music
copyright. The issues are far more than piracy. Can the students lead us,
in terms of public policy, to a new copyright direction in which copyright
law will not make some users criminal?

Abelman, Frayne & Schwab; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School; columnist
on Intellectual Property for the New York Law Journal
Senior Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Attorney at Law, Law Office of
Judith B. Prowda; Adjunct Professor, New York Law School
Professor, Harvard Law School
Professor, Fordham Law School
Intellectual Property Specialist, Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
Recent Harvard Law School Graduate; Founder, Harvard Free Culture
NYU Graduate Student, Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program;
Co-Founder, Free Culture @ NYU
Intellectual Property Litigator, Winston & Strawn
Sponsored by:
Committee on Copyright & Literary Property, Joel Hecker, Chair
Members of the Association, their guests and all other interested persons
are invited to attend. There is no fee for attending the program. To
register, click on>

[thanks to Tom Glazier for the note]

Will Slauter on the Eighteenth-Century Blogosphere, Feb 27, Columbia

February 13, 2008

Will Slauter, Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Department of History, Columbia University

“Recycling the News in the Eighteenth-Century Blogosphere”, a talk on international news before the telegraph

Feb 27, 2008 — 5:30-7PM
Butler Library room 523

(Thanks to Andie Tucher)