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November 2018

Free Expression in an Age of Surveillance: Measuring the “Chilling Effect”

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This panel is the second in a series of events examining the role that the First Amendment should play in assessing the lawfulness of government surveillance. The first panel addressed legal doctrine and the skepticism with which courts view the claim that surveillance “chills” free speech. This second panel will assess the chilling effect. Does surveillance chill speech and dissent? How so? And can we measure the chilling effect? The panel answering those questions will include Jon Penney and Elizabeth…

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February 2019

Queer & “Here”

February 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Queer & "Here" From hookup apps to investigative reporting, community-building to historical archiving, the Internet has transformed queer experience and visibility. What have these changes wrought? What gains? What losses? In a free-wheeling and frank conversation, Zach Stafford, editor-in-chief of the U.S.’s oldest LGBTQ news magazine, The Advocate, and Jack Halberstam, queer scholar and professor of English and Gender Studies at Columbia University, will consider the roles the digital realm has played in queer communities, how it has made space…

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March 2019

Measuring Crime: Behind the Statistics

March 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Abstract: In 1915, the Chicago City Council asked statistician Edith Abbott to report “upon the frequency of murder, assault, burglary, robbery, theft and like crimes in Chicago." Her report, drawing on published and unpublished statistics from the courts, probation office, house of correction, and police department, set the stage for subsequent collections and evaluations of crime statistics. Her conclusions---that statistics' quality depend on the systems of data collection and that multiple sources of data are needed to study crime---hold today.…

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May 2019

Book Launch of Habeas Data by tech reporter Cyrus Farivar in conversation with Alex Abdo, Knight First Amendment Institute

May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar for a book launch of Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech. Farivar will be joined by Alex Abdo, Litigation Director for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, who will respond to the book and moderate conversation on the topic of data and privacy. You are being watched. Whether through your phone or your car or your credit card, caught on a CCTV camera or tracked through your online viewing…

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Brown Institute Welcomes Technology Journalist Kara Swisher

May 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 943055 United States
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Brown welcomes technology journalist Kara Swisher, co-founder of Recode and a contributing writer to The New York Times Opinion Section. She previously wrote for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and served as co-executive editor of All Things Digital. Kara will discuss the state of the technology industry and will share her perspective on media trends with Brown Director Maneesh Agrawala. Thursday, May 2, 20196:30 pmMcCaw Hall, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305 Registration link: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Hp4pVNx0oE0KkR

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September 2019

A Science-Media Meetup for Climate Stories With Impact

September 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Pulitzer Hall (Journalism School) at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The climate crisis poses a unique challenge to journalism. It touches every part of society, from politics and business to sports and culture, yet in many situations, we barely mention it. Journalists can help to change this. There is a climate story for every beat: Facebook’s new server farms are being built in the Arctic, not the desert, as the company anticipates rising temperatures; Wine regions are shifting around the world; Qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics this summer were…

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October 2019

Lanzamiento de Democracy Fighters

October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Casa Refugio Citlaltepetl, Citlaltépetl 25, Hipódromo Condesa
Ciudad de México, Mexico City 06170 Mexico
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El Brown Institute for Media Innovation, el Comité de Protección a Periodistas, Artículo 19, y Casa Refugio Citlaltépetl cordialmente te invitan al lanzamiento de Democracy Fighters, un archivo viviente. Esta plataforma es un archivo digital que agrega y conserva los trabajos de los periodistas asesinados en México. Desde el año 2000, han sido asesinados 111 periodistas y trabajadores de medios, convirtiendo a México en uno de los países más letales para ejercer el periodismo, según el Comité de Protección a…

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The Quest for Balance: Technology, Innovation and the Public Good in Higher Education

October 15, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Talk and discussion with Dr. Jonelle Bradshaw de Hernandez, Ph.D. Executive Director of Foundation Relations and researcher at The University of Texas at Austin. Technical skills are paramount to succeed in the modern labor market – but the question remains, what are the attributes and skills needed to make an impact on the social good? Who determines this and who decides and how does this impact vulnerable students in the U.S.? My first aim is to examine how well our…

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How Charts Lie – A Talk by Alberto Cairo

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at? Charts, infographics, and diagrams are ubiquitous. They are useful because they can reveal patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. Good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them. However, they can also deceive us. Charts lie in a variety of ways—displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty—…

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February 2020

Brown Speaker Series featuring Sean Rameswaram, Host of Vox’s Today, Explained

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
Cypress Auditorium, Allen Extension, 420 Via Palou Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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The Brown Institute is excited to welcome Sean Rameswaram, host of Today, Explained, Vox’s daily explainer podcast. As advertised by Vox, Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news. Sean, a veteran of the podcast space, will discuss Vox’s novel approach to their daily show and will join Brown Institute Director Maneesh Agrawala in conversation about the state of podcasts. Before joining Vox to host its daily news podcast, Sean was a correspondent for Radiolab's More…

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The Green New Deal: Shaping A Public Imagination with Kim Stanley Robinson

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Brown Institute at Columbia, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Can climate fiction help overcome political friction? When climate change is the focus of both fiction and nonfiction, dystopia tends to rule. It’s not hard to see why, given that 30 years of efforts to push past fossil fuels have barely shifted the global energy mix and impacts on humans and nature mount as vulnerable communities encounter off-the-charts climate extremes. A notable exception is the prize-winning work of Kim Stanley Robinson, one of the planet’s most lauded living novelists of…

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