Peek inside the Berkman Klein Center's Audio Fishbowl: Conversations with leading cyber-scholars, entrepreneurs, activists, and policymakers as they explore the bleeding edge of the internet and technology, democracy, law, and society. (Also available as video) From the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
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Organizing, Budgeting, and Implementing Wraparound Services for People in Quarantine and Isolation
People who have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, or have become infected with it, need to quarantine or isolate from others so that they don’t spread the disease to others. However, staying away from others for weeks at a time is difficult for many people. This seminar addresses how US state and local public health leaders can better organize wraparound services so people can successfully complete periods of isolation or quarantine. Specifically, it will cover the types of services typically needed, how to organize support programs, how to budget for them, and the costs of inaction.
The seminar was co-hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the National Governors Association, Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change, and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
The seminar addresses:
- How quarantine and isolation practices can help stem the COVID crisis
- What services people need in order to successfully complete periods of quarantine and isolation
- How providing services to people in quarantine and isolation can address inequities in COVID response
- What types of quarantine and isolation support programs already exist and what we have learned from them
Estimating the costs of wraparound quarantine and isolation services programs versus the costs of inaction.
Covid State of Play: Vaccines and Variants
Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux, Professor Jonathan Zittrain, and Dr. Vanessa Kerry discuss vaccine roll-out and the impact of new COVID strains from both a domestic and global perspective.
Marginalized Women, Technology, COVID-19, and Intimate Partner Violence
Increasingly, marginalized women are opting against calling the police in response to intimate partner violence (IPV). Many report going to faith communities and online platforms to seek help — especially since COVID-19 policies were implemented. This event brings together practitioners and experts in law, psychology, technology, religion, communication, and ethics to discuss the concerns specific to intimate partner violence. Is there potential for a public sphere online that can assist victims in surviving their unique suffering?
White Surveillance and Black Digital Publics
Dr. Apryl A. Williams and Dr. Allissa V. Richardson address the long-standing history of White vigilante-style surveillance of Black people in public spaces, exploring the role of White women in extending the power of the state to surveil and regulate the movement of Black people in public – tying in Karen actors with historical examples such as Emmitt Till and others. They discuss how memes and other digital artifacts contribute to collective action that responds to this surveillance.
Learn more about this event: https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/white-surveillance-and-black-digital-publics
Tanner Lecture 2020 – Between Suffocation and Abdication: Three Eras of Governing Digital Platforms
Jonathan Zittrain delivers part one of the 2020 Clare Hall Tanner Lectures on Human Values – Between Suffocation and Abdication: Three Eras of Governing Digital Platforms, exploring the tension between free speech and public health online, and the three eras of Internet governance.
Covid State of Play: 2021 Outlook and Vaccine Disinformation
Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux and Professor Jonathan Zittrain, co-chairs of the Berkman Klein Center’s Digital Pandemic Response Working Group, reflect on 2020 and look ahead to 2021. Bourdeaux and Zittrain are joined by Renée DiResta, technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, to discuss vaccine disinformation that has been proliferating online.
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Great content, low audio quality
It’s a privilege to have access to these talks, and I’m excited that this series is available. Just wish the audio quality was better, or the speakers were properly fitted with mics. It is very distracting sometimes.
Great show great conversations!
Love the guests that the Center brings in.
Too bad the audio production quality is horrible
The content can be excellent at times, but The Berkman Center should be embarrassed that podcasts of such inferior production quality are distributed under its name - much of it is unlistenable. It's as if they just stuck a tape recorder on the podium and then just took the unedited output and dumped it into the iTunes feed.