Lessons on studying security: Sunstein discusses his work with panel tasked with reviewing U.S. surveillance (video)

Cass Sunstein

On Tuesday, Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein, a member of a five-person advisory panel created by President Obama to make a sweeping review of U.S. surveillance activities, discussed the group’s efforts and the 46 recommendations it released last month, including major reforms to the way the intelligence community does business.

Jackson on ‘Proportionality and Judging in American Constitutionalism’

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Harvard Law School Professor Vicki Jackson marked her appointment to the Thurgood Marshall Professorship of Constitutional Law with an Oct. 3 lecture titled “Proportionality and Judging in American Constitutionalism.” In her introduction of Jackson, Dean Martha Minow said, “What an enormous thrill that the very first holder of this chair, named for Supreme Court Associate […]

A Constitution Day talk with Professor Klarman

Professor Michael Klarman

To commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Harvard Law School Professor Michael Klarman, an expert on constitutional law and constitutional history, gave a lecture at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, Sept. 17. His talk, titled “Not Written in Stone,” focused on the reasons he believes the U.S. Constitution should not be given undue reverence.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal at HLS: bring more accountability to the FISA Court (video)

Senator Richard Blumenthal

On Thursday, Aug. 8, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) delivered an address at Harvard Law School on proposed legislation to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, just hours after news outlets reported additional revelations concerning the scope of information gathered by the National Security Agency.

Four HLS professors ‘think big’ at annual event

Professors at “HLS Thinks Big”

“HLS Thinks Big,” an event inspired by the global TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks and modeled after the university’s “Harvard Thinks Big” event, was held at Harvard Law School on May 28. Four professors—Daniel Nagin, Glenn Cohen ’03, Jeannie Suk ’02, and James Greiner—presented on some of their recent work and research.

New EPA administrator speaks at HLS

Gina McCarthy

Less than two weeks after being confirmed by the Senate as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Gina McCarthy delivered an inaugural address at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, July 30.

Avoiding the digital ‘flock’: Zuckerman sees need for connectivity in a Web world that courts the narrow (video)

“My fear is that our tools are not promoting diversity,” said Ethan Zuckerman during a launch party for his book “Rewire.” Zuckerman is a former Berkman Fellow and now director of the MIT Center for Civic Media.

In an age of fast-paced globalization, society does a great job moving people and products across borders, author Ethan Zuckerman said during a June 25 discussion sponsored by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, “but we’re less good at moving bits across borders.”