Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Linda J. Bilmes is the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government. She is a one of the countrys foremost experts on public finance and budgetary issues, with a particular focus on the costs of war, veterans affairs, and the civil service. She has written widely, appeared on many national radio and television broadcasts, testified before Congress, and coauthored the New York Times bestseller The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict. Professor Bilmes has an M.B.A. and B.A. from Harvard University.
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Psychology
Tommy Blanchard researches the neural mechanisms of decision-making and prefrontal cortex function, using neuroimaging and single-unit recording. He earned his PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher in the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Harvard University.
Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Director, Youth and Media
Sandra Cortesi is a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Director of Youth and Media. She is responsible for coordinating the Youth and Media’s policy, research, and educational initiatives, and is leading the collaboration between the Berkman Klein Center and UNICEF.
Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Business School
Anil Doshi is a doctoral candidate in the Technology and Operations Management unit at Harvard Business School, where he researches the impact of digitization and information revelation on firm strategy, particularly on platforms. He has over ten years of experience in finance and startups. Doshi received his A.B. from Dartmouth College, where he studied Economics and Government.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Finale Doshi-Velez is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. Her research in machine learning, computational statistics, and data science develops methods for turning data into actionable knowledge. She is a member of the Working Group on Explanation and the Law in the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence initiative at Harvards Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Finale received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from MIT.
Ph.D. Candidate in Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
Sarah received her B.S. in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. That same year she started graduate school at Harvard Medical School, where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in immunology and conducting research on the immune response to intracellular bacterial pathogens.
Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Archon Fung is a Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School. His research explores how citizen participation, public deliberation, and government transparency contribute to democratic governance. He has published numerous books, journal articles, and mainstream media pieces. Fung co-founded Participedia, a collaborative project to gather information about experiments in participatory governance from around the world. He is also director of the Transparency Policy Project, an effort to research and improve systems that promote government transparency.
Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
Dr. Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. His research and teaching activities focus on information law, policy, and society issues; the changing role of academia in the digitally networked age; and the governance of evolving and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. He graduated from the University of St. Gallen (lic.iur., Dr.iur.) in Switzerland and from Harvard Law School (LL.M. ‘03).
Associate Professor, Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit, Harvard Business School
Francesca Gino is an associate professor of business administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and with the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard. She has earned research awards from the National Science Foundation and the Academy of Management, including the 2013 Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division. In addition to teaching, she advises firms and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of negotiation, decision-making, and organizational behavior.
Director of Education, Berkman Klein Center’s Youth and Media Initiative
Ph.D. student, Tufts' Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development
Alexa is a Ph.D. student at Tufts Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. At Eliot-Pearson, Alexa is a member of the Developmental Technologies Research Group, where she explores ways to cultivate young childrens (ages 4-7) understanding of computation through engaging moral, cognitive, and social-emotional dimensions.
M.S. in Neuroscience
Vivian Hemmelder received her bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from the University of Amsterdam. After working in several neuroscience labs in Holland and the United States, she joined the Harvard Program in Neuroscience, where she conducted research on learning and decision-making in the labs of Naoshige Uchida and Samuel Gershman. Hemmelder recently received her Masters degree in Neuroscience from Harvard.
Doctoral Candidate in Strategy, Harvard Business School
Andrea Hill is a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) candidate in Strategy at Harvard Business School. Before studying at Harvard, Andrea earned a B.A. with Honors from Brown University in Philosophy and Mathematics and an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies.
Charles Warren Professor of American History
James T. Kloppenberg is the Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University. His 2010 book explores Obama’s political philosophy and commitment to democratic deliberation.
Clinical Instructional Fellow, Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Mason Kortz is a Clinical Instructional Fellow in the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvards Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He is also a member of the Working Group on Explanation and the Law at Berkman Kleins Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence initiative. His areas of interest include online speech and privacy and the use of data to advance social justice. Mason has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy from Dartmouth College.
Staff Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Oumou Ly is a staff fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society working on the Assembly: Disinformation Program and hosting their web series The Breakdown. She is an expert on best practices for countering disinformation and how institutional structures promote or mitigate disinformation.
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Heidi Rehm, Ph.D., FACMG is the Chief Laboratory Director of the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (LMM) at the Partners Healthcare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine (PCPGM). She is a board-certified clinical molecular geneticist and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School with appointments at Brigham and Womens Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Rehm has served as the Director of the American Board of Medical Genetics Clinical Molecular Genetics Training Program at Harvard Medical School since 2006. In addition to running the LMM and the molecular training program, she also conducts research on hearing loss, Usher syndrome, cardiomyopathy, and the use of IT in enabling personalized medicine.
M.P.P., Kennedy School of Government
Alex Remington is a recent graduate of the M.P.P. program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has worked as a reporter for the voting rights project at News21, as a writer for the Harvard-based Journalist’s Resource, and as an assistant at the Washington Post. He writes about baseball for Fangraphs and is the managing editor at Braves Journal, a popular Atlanta Braves blog. Previously, he wrote for Yahoo! Sports and the Huffington Post. Alex graduated from Yale University with a bachelors degree in political science and Russian.
Doctoral Candidate in Management, Harvard Business School
Luciana Silvestri is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School. Before pursuing her D.B.A. at Harvard, Luciana worked in consulting and earned her M.B.A., Summa cum Laude, from IAE Business School. Lucianas current research focuses on organizational design and the structural challenges faced by public and private sector organizations.
Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Lecturer, Harvard College
Jessica Stern is a Lecturer in Government at Harvard University, a Fellow at the FXB Center for Human Rights at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and an Advanced Academic Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is also a member of Hoover Institution’s Task Force on National Security and Law. She is also the author of several books and numerous articles on terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Managing Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Dr. Sylvan’s lifelong interest is in sociotechnical systems that support creativity, shared knowledge, and collaboration. This background allows Dr. Sylvan to spearhead new programs and educational initiatives and to support the center to work in a more integrated and collaborative manner.