[Busec] Zittrain at Harvard today on "The end of Crypto"

Leonid Reyzin reyzin at cs.bu.edu
Thu Nov 8 10:47:09 EST 2012


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Date: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Subject: [Colloquium] CS Colloquium on November 8th - Jonathan Zittrain
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 Jonathan Zittrain of the Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School of
Government, and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will
present a talk entitled “The End of Crypto”****

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Thursday, November 8, 2012****

4:00 p.m.****

Maxwell Dworkin G-125****

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Ice cream at 3:30 p.m., Maxwell Dworkin 2nd floor lounge****


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This talk will reflect on the core purposes of cryptology, and the extent
to which those purposes are served -- and servable -- in today's digital

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Host:  Greg Morrisett****

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Speaker:  Jonathan Zittrain is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and
the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at
the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and co-founder of
the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  His research interests include
battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography,
electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet
architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of
technology in education.****

He performed the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and
Saudi Arabia, and as part of the OpenNet Initiative co-edited a series of
studies of Internet filtering by national governments:  *Access Denied: The
Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering*; *Access Controlled: The
Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace*; and *Access Contested:
Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberpace*.****

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation and the Board of Advisors for *Scientific American*.  He has
served as a Trustee of the Internet Society, and as a Forum Fellow of the
World Economic Forum, which named him a Young Global Leader, and as
Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Federal Communications
Commission, where he chairs the Open Internet Advisory Committee.  His book
*The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It* is available from Yale
University Press and Penguin UK -- and under a Creative Commons license.
Papers may be found at <http://www.jz.org>.****

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