Upcoming Events

ISP Ideas Lunch - Rebecca Wexler

Against a Trade Secrets Privilege in Criminal Cases

From probabilistic DNA analysis software to predictive policing and risk assessment algorithms, automated data-driven technologies play an increasing role in the criminal justice system. As a number of scholars have pointed out, secret “black box” methods in these technologies can clash with core values of transparency, accountability, and due process. This talk examines iterations of these tensions in Evidence Law. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Micahel Sulmayer

Dr. Michael Sulmeyer is the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project director at the Harvard Kennedy School. He recently concluded several years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving most recently as the Director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy.  He was also Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. In these jobs, he worked closely with the Joint Staff and Cyber Command on a variety of efforts to counter malicious cyber activity against U.S. and DoD interests.

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:00pm

Visual Law Project:Video Evidence, Trial Coverage and Advocacy: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

This lecture will discuss how the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) uses video to provide trial coverage and evidence, and to engage in advocacy. The lecture is based on a fieldwork at this Tribunal and will feature video clips. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

ISP Ideas Lunch - Aaron Perzanowski

The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy

If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the ebooks or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don't own those purchases, you merely license them. That means your ebook vendor can delete the book from your device without warning or explanation -- as Amazon deleted Orwell's  1984 from the Kindles of surprised readers several years ago. These readers thought they owned their copies of  1984. Until, it turned out, they didn't. In  The End of Ownership, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz explore how notions of ownership have shifted in the digital marketplace, and make an argument for the benefits of personal property.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

FAIA: Richard Salgado

The Center for Global Legal Challenges and the Information Society Project will welcome to campus on Nov. 8, Richard Salgado, Google’s Director for Information Security and Law Enforcement Matters. Salgado is a YLS grad and spent his career lecturing and working in the field of cyber-security.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:00pm

ISP Ideas Lunch - Dean Robert Post

Robert Post is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Before coming to Yale, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. Dean Post’s subject areas are constitutional law, First Amendment, legal history, and equal protection. He has written and edited numerous books, including Citizens Divided: A Constitutional Theory of Campaign Finance Reform (2014), which was originally delivered as the Tanner Lectures at Harvard in 2013. Other books include, Democracy, Expertise, Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State (2012); For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (with Matthew M. Finkin, 2009); Prejudicial Appearances: The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law (with K. Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler, Thomas C. Grey & Reva Siegel, 2001); and Constitutional Domains: Democracy, Community, Management (1995).

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Ideas Lunch - Ryan Avent

The Wealth of Humans - book talk

Ryan Avent is an economics correspondent for the Economist. He's also the primary contributor to its Free Exchange blog and a contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, and The Guardian, among other publications. He is the author of a Kindle Single: The Gated City, which analyzes migration from American cities. Avent was previously an economic consultant and an industry analyst for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. The Wealth of Humans is his first book.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

FAIA: Michael Ellis

The Cybersecurity Act – One Year Later

The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 marked the conclusion of four years of effort to modernize cybersecurity law.  The aim of the Act was to allow companies to share cybersecurity threat information with each other and with the federal government without fear of litigation or regulatory risk, but there has been hot debate surrounding the compromises necessary for passage.  This talk will discuss the pre-existing legal framework of cybersecurity, the many interest groups involved in the legislation and their respective motives, the impact of the Cybersecurity Act and other executive branch cybersecurity efforts, and structural obstacles to further legislative modernization. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:00pm