Announcements

For CCCSN and PNG please visit our events archive.

2008
06/13-14/2008
The Harvard Networks in Political Science Conference
(with pre-Conference Workshops June 11 & 12)
2007

12/07/2007
Video now available for: The Eric M. Mindich Conference on Computational Social Science

04/10/2007
The Center for European Studies at Harvard - 4:15-6:00pm
"The Information Society and the Democratic Process: A Take on the French Elections"
Busch Hall, Cabot Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

07/15/2007 & 04/01/2007 CBS 60 Minutes
"NOT SO PERFECT MATCH"

David Lazer and Fred Bieber's research on familial searching was featured in the CBS News program 60 Minutes (Watch video).

04/03/2007
Article about David Lazer's Kennedy School course "Building Organizational Social Capital" in The Korea Times, "Organic Leadership Via Networking."

02/26/2007
David Lazer quoted in, "Feds welcome expanded DNA tests" Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

01/04/2007
David Lazer quoted in, "Many DNA matches aren't acted on" USA Today.

01/27/2007
David Lazer quoted in "Proposed S.C. law would require DNA samples of anyone arrested" Augusta Chroniclel.

2006

08/16/2006
Alexander Schellong: Executive Education Workshop Introduction to Citizen Relationship Management for Mexican public administration executives (CIOs) at ITESEM (Tec de Monterrey)

07/28/2006
This figure by David Lazer/ Ines Mergel/ Allan Friedman plots the citation patterns of social network papers published in 2005 in the American Journal of Sociology.

06/06/2006
Ines Mergel presented "Research on Social Networks": Swiss scientists presentation with special guest, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Jean-Daniel Gerber , at the Swiss Consulate

05/24/2006
Ines Mergel/ David Lazer: Tutorial on Application of Social Network Analysis in Digital Government Research dg.O 2006, San Diego (Program, Handouts, Presentations)

05/11/2006
Frederick Bieber, David Lazer and Charles Brenner Science paper on "Finding Criminals Through DNA of Their Relatives" appears on Harvard University Gazette / CNN.COM / MSNBC / ABC News / Boston Globe / New York Times / Washington Post / Chicago Tribune / The Seattle Times / LA Times / FoxNews / Forbes / USAToday / Pravda / Canada.com / SF Chronicle / Heise.de / Phsyorg.com / Officer / BBC News / NPR

05/17/2006
PNG/NCDG: - PDF - Discuss "Citizen Relationship Management: the Rocky Road..." on our blog
"Citizen Relationship Management: the Rocky Road from Transactions to Empowerment ", Stephen F. King, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK
Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

02/10/2006
David Lazer on "The Parable of the Hare and the Tortoise: Small Worlds, Diversity, and System Performance" at UMass Amherst INFORMS Seminar Series schedule

01/25/2006
"The internet improves Americans’ capacity to maintain their social networks and they gain a big payoff when they use the internet to activate those networks to solicit help." new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. PNG Blogger and former NCDG Fellow Jeff Boase co-authored this study.

2005

12/05/2005
PNG/Governance of Information seminar series:
"Software codes or codes of conduct? - The role of new intermediaries and how to limit their gaining predominant influence on shaping public opinion ", Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Executive Director, Hans-Bredow Institute for Media Research at the University of Hamburg, Germany
December 5, 2005, Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

10/27/2005
David Lazer on "Fears over transplant DNA mix-ups" BBC News

10/25/2005
KSG Working Paper (#RWP05-058): "The Parable of the Hare and the Tortoise: Small Worlds, Diversity, and System Performance", by David Lazer and Allan Friedman

9/29//2005
David Lazer on issues of "Expanding DNA databases".
September 29, 2005, on WAMU 88.5 FM radio (American University Radio).

9/16/2005
Public Forum "DNA Fingerprinting & Civil Liberties". Friday, September 16th, 2005, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
6/10/2005
Congressional Briefing "Six Degrees of Separation: Using Social Network Research to Informa Public Health and National Security" - Link to the transcript as PDF.
06/08/2005
"Applications of Social Network Analysis 2005" 2nd Social Network Conference Call for Papers, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 20/21 October 2005
06/07/2005
David Lazer on DNA and Familial Search (USA Today: Suspects get snared by a relative's DNA)
06/01/2005
The National Center for Digital Government will be moving with its director Professor Jane Fountain to UMass (Amherst) - the successor program of the NCDG, The Program on Networked Governance is announced to start its research activities at the Kennedy School of Government in June 2005.
05/30/2005
Starting in June 2006, The National Center for Digital Government, co-directed by Jane Fountain and David Lazer will be moved to UMass, Amherst.
05/15/2005
Tutorial: Application of Social Network Analysis in Digital Government Research (Program, Handouts, Presentations), dg.O2005 , Atlanta, 2-5pm
05/02/2005
Bell Hall, Noon–2:00 p.m. (Live videoconference with the University of Amsterdam)
Stanley Wasserman, Professor of Sociology, Psychology and Statistics, Indiana University
Title: Social Networks and the Business Enterprise
04/13/2005
Swiss Consulate, 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, Noon–1:30 p.m.
John Holland, University of Michigan
Title: A Model of Language Acquisition and Evolution [abstract]
(co-sponsored with NCDG)
03/14/2005
Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Pamela J. Hinds, Stanford University
Title: Dynamics in Internationally Distributed Teams
(co-sponsored with NCDG)
02/14/2005
CBRSS, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Michael Macy, Professor of Sociology, Cornell University
Title: The Emperor's Dilemma: Popular Enforcement of Unpopular Norms
02/07/2005
Bell Hall, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
James S. Fishkin, Stanford University
Comment by Jane Mansbridge, Harvard University
Title: Consulting the Public Thoughtfully: Online and Face to Face Deliberative Democracy (co-sponsored with NCDG)
01/20/2005
Op-Ed by David Lazer and Frederick Bieber, "Shaking the Family Tree", regarding the DNA sweeps in Truro, MA.
01/12/2005
Swiss Consulate: 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, Noon
Reception and talk (videocast) by Duncan Watts, Columbia University - Comment by Stephen Borgatti, Boston College
Title: Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age [abstract]
Click here to see the streaming video of this seminar. (co-sponsored with NCDG)
2004
12/06/2004
Bell Hall, Noon - 1:30 pm
Andrea Hollingshead, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Title: Strategic information sharing in computer-mediated groups.
(co-sponsored with NCDG )
11/30/2004
In light of the recent passage of Proposition 69, David Lazer discusses the question, "Could Voter-Approved DNA Database Lead to Family Profiling?" on California radio KQED's The California Report. Listen here. November 30, 2004.
11/22/2004
CBRSS, Noon - 1:30 pm
David Gibson, Harvard University
Title: All the News that Fits to Print: Competition and Dominance on the New York Times Front Page
[abstract]
11/01/2004
Bell Hall, Noon - 1:30 pm
Siobhan O'Mahony, Harvard Business School
Title: Managing the Boundaries of an Open Project
(co-sponsored with NCDG )
10/25/2004
CBRSS, Noon – 1:30 pm
Jeff Johnson, East Carolina University
Title: Network Evolution, Emergent Role Properties, and Group Outcomes: Cross-Cultural Research on Group Dynamics in Antarctica
(For papers on related topics by Johnson click here)
10/23/2004
David Lazer and Frederick Bieber article in the New Scientist October 23, 2004, on whether a person's DNA should be used by the law to carry out surveillance on their family.
09/23/2004
Bell Hall, Noon - 1:30 pm
Cass Sunstein, Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago Law School
Title: Group Judgments: Deliberation, Statistical Means, and Information Markets,
(co-sponsored with RPP and CCCSN)

03/28 - 03/29/2004
NCDG Panel at IEEE workshop: Engineering Governance: Design, Public Value, and E-government.

Web Media Diversity Resource Page: An essay and links on power laws, the Web and media concentration.

 

 

 

 

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