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Internet Scholar Jonathan Zittrain to Speak


Posted 10/15/2010
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Jonathan Zittrain will speak on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
Jonathan Zittrain will speak on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.

Harvard Law School Professor Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, will speak on "The Future of the Internet" on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Wilde Auditorium.

Zittrain had been scheduled to speak last March as part of the University's "Civil Liberties in the 21st Century" series, sponsored by the Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Program. That appearance was canceled due to illness, and has been rescheduled for Oct. 20.

Zittrain's talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, please stop by the University box office in Lincoln Theater, or call the box office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587. 

Zittrain is a professor of law at Harvard Law School, where he co-founded the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Previously he was a professor of Internet governance and regulation at Oxford University.

Zittrain’s research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.

Performing the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia in 2002, Zittrain is part of the OpenNet Initiative and has co-edited a study of Internet filtering by national governments, titled Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering.

Zittrain is the author of The Future of the Internet—and How to Stop It, released last year by Yale University Press and Penguin UK under a Creative Commons license. You can read his blog at www.jz.org.

Jonathan Zittrain will speak on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
Jonathan Zittrain will speak on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.