Past Events

  • 2018 Nov 30

    Human Rights, Ethics, and Artificial Intelligence: Challenges for the next 70 Years of the Universal Declaration

    Fri - Sat, Nov 30 to Dec 1, 8:00am - 6:30pm

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    Wexner 434 AB, Harvard Kennedy School

    A Joint Conference Sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, to be held Nov 29 (evening)-Dec 1, 2018, at the Harvard Kennedy School.

    *Registration is now closed.* Please email
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  • 2021 Oct 12

    The New Morality of Debt with Nikita Aggarwal

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Throughout history, society has debated the morality of debt. In recent years, the rise of AI and data-driven lending has added new dimensions to debt's morality. In this talk, Nikita Aggarwal will examine the new morality of debt in the age of datafied lending, and consider how financial regulation should adapt to this new technological reality.  

    Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Dr. Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human...

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  • 2021 Oct 07

    Redeeming Justice

    Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Redeeming Justice draws from the lived experience of the project's co-authors who were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) over three decades ago and human rights law to argue for a right to redemption. The central argument is that all human beings are capable of change and that this should be reflected in the law, meaning that impermeable sentences like LWOP, which allow for no opportunity to revisit indefinite incarceration, amount to cruel and unusual punishment. The article will be published in the Northwestern Law Review in October. Please find a link...

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  • 2021 Sep 28

    Privacy is Power with Dr. Carissa Véliz

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    As surveillance creeps into every corner of our lives, Dr. Carissa Véliz exposes how our personal data is giving too much power to big tech and governments, why that matters, and what we can do about it. Without your permission, or even your awareness, tech companies are harvesting your location, your likes, your habits, your relationships, your fears, your medical issues, and sharing it amongst themselves, as well as with governments and a multitude of data vultures. They're not just selling your data. They’re selling the power to influence you and decide for you. Even when you’ve...

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  • 2021 Sep 23

    Intersectionality with Dr. Priscilla Ocen

    Registration Closed 4:15pm to 5:15pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for one of its signature series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, drawing upon the famous quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he said, “We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” The fall series will focus on the intersection of racial, economic, and social justice in the United States. Information on how to access the event can...

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  • 2021 Sep 14

    Human Rights and the Global Information Environment with Dr. Phil N. Howard

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Bold action is needed to counter misinformation. Digital disinformation and media manipulation have a role in entrenching societal inequalities, driving polarization, and eroding public trust in democratic institutions. Are there productive human rights-based approaches to countering disinformation online? Do we have—or need to assert—a right to a clean and healthy information environment?  In this talk, Dr. Howard will review some of the latest evidence of how organized, large-scale abuses of media and technology are threatening our health, safety, and rights. Dr. Howard will...

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  • 2021 Sep 09

    Afghanistan: The Path Forward

    Registration Closed 11:00am to 12:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    The rapid withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in August and the ensuing Taliban takeover has left the nation and its people facing immediate uncertainties and peril. What is the path forward for Afghanistan? Yalda Hakim, Broadcast Journalist at BBC World News; Wazhma Sadat, Co-Founder of Firoz Academy; and Rory Stewart, Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, will join us for a panel discussion on the current situation in Afghanistan and will share their thoughts on the nation’s future. This event is part of the Carr Center’s Human Rights in Hard...

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  • 2021 May 19

    The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    Registration Closed 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    May 31, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, when a violent white mob nearly destroyed the formerly thriving and prosperous African American community in the Greenwood district of Tulsa (also known as Black Wall Street). Over 300 African Americans were killed, and thousands were displaced. Hundreds of homes and businesses burned to the ground. In the decades since this occurred, the massacre was covered up, local officials obstructed the redevelopment of Greenwood, and the local chapter of the KKK became one of the largest in the U.S.

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  • 2021 May 18

    Police Violence, Memory, and Mobilization in Brazil

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for a “What Justice Looks Like” discussion series event with members of Mães de Maio (Mothers of May), a collective of mothers whose children were killed by police in May 2006 in one of the largest police massacres in Brazilian history. Over the past 15 years, Mães de Maio has been a leading voice against police violence against Black and poor youth in Brazil, preserving the memory of victims, helping to mobilize mothers and families, and fighting for policy change. The...

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  • 2021 Apr 26

    From Citizens United to Bots United: Reinterpreting "Robot Rights" as a Corporate Power Grab

    Registration Closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and human life.

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