The Fierce Urgency of Now Speaker Series: Vivek Krishnamurthy - The Future Can Be Bright: Enlisting Artificial Intelligence to Promote Human Rights


Monday, October 1, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Wexner 434 AB
The Carr Center is excited to announce the continuation of its Speaker Series: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Human Rights in 2018. The series will be faciliated by Professor Mathias Risse.

At the 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr spoke of “the fierce urgency of now,” the need for immediate, “vigfierce urgencyorous and positive action” on civil rights. This year, the Carr Center will host a series of talks that will examine the current

state of human rights in the country, and worldwide. Please see our calendar for all upcoming dates and times. 

*Please note, times/rooms might change. Always check our calendar for the most up-to-date information!*

In the next talk of the series, Vivek Krishnamurthy, will give a talk titled, "The Future Can Be Bright: Enlisting Artificial Intelligence to Promote Human Rights ."

Specific information on all upcoming events in this series  can be found here.


About Vivek: 

Vivek Krishnamurthy is Counsel in the Boston office of Foley Hoag LLP and an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Invivek_krishnamurthy.jpgternet & Society at Harvard University.

Vivek’s teaching, scholarship, and legal practice focus on the complex regulatory and human rights-related challenges facing businesses that operate across borders, both in cyberspace and in real space. He advises companies, governments, and activists on the human rights impacts of new technologies and is a frequent public commentator on emerging technology and public policy issues. Along with his colleagues at the Berkman Klein Center, Vivek is the author of a landmark study for the Government of Canada that evaluates the risks and opportunities for human rights that artificially intelligent systems present.

Vivek was previously the Assistant Director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and a member of the Global Network Initiative’s Board of Directors. He is a Rhodes Scholar and clerked for the Hon. Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada upon his graduation from Yale Law School.