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CIPR Research Lunch with talks on “Policy Fundamentals in Internet Design” and “Justice in the Information Society” (November 4, 2011)

Oct 7, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

On Friday, November 4, 2011, please join us for a CIPR brown bag research lunch from 1:30-3:00 in Bolton 521 (bring your own lunch).

There will be two short presentations:

  • “‘Mutual Connexions’: On Obligation and the Scope of Justice in the Information Society”, by Anthony Hoffmann, SOIS PhD student.
    This short presentation covers parts of Anthony Hoffmann’s dissertation research on reframing theories of global justice in the information society.
  • “The Framing Years: Policy Fundamentals in the Internet Design Process, 1969–1979″, by Sandra Braman, Professor, Department of Communication.
    This talk presents parts of Dr. Braman’s research on the treatment of policy issues by technical designers involved in the Internet design process, including privacy, intellectual property rights, common carriage, and environmental concerns.

We intend to hold informal research lunches (bring your own lunch) a few times each semester, to provide a space for faculty, students, staff, and friends interested in information policy and ethics (conceived of broadly) to share research — both finished and in progress.

If you’d like to schedule a time to present, please contact Michael Zimmer at zimmerm@uwm.edu.

2011 WLA Pre-Conference Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like

Oct 7, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

The UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and the WLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table invite you to attend the 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Pre-Conference, Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like!

When a library confronts an intellectual freedom challenge, who are the players involved, what are their interests and where do we stand? This pre-conference will explore the motivations of such groups as Family Friendly Librarians, local politicians and the American Library Association.

Perspectives on intellectual freedom issues will be offered by:

  • Barb Deter, Past president, Board of Directors, West Bend Community Memorial Library
  • Barbara Jones, Director, Office of Intellectual Freedom, ALA, Chicago
  • Sandra Braman, Professor, Department of Communications, UW-Milwaukee
  • Loretta Gaffney, PhD candidate in Library & Information Science, Univ. of Illinois
  • Joyce M. Latham, Assistant Professor, UW-Milwaukee

November 1, 2011 | 9:30 – 3:30 PM
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI

Register here!

Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century

Jan 25, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century
A symposium with Laura DeNardis (Yale) and UWM faculty Sandra Braman (Communication) and Richard Grusin (C21, English)
Friday, February 4
2:00 pm, Curtin 175

The title of our symposium comes from the ubiquitous pre-recorded security voice on the London Tube, reminding passengers to “mind the gap” between train cars and platforms. Unlike the physical gaps of 20th century transportation technologies like the Underground, the information gaps of 21st century communication technologies like the Internet pose security issues of a very different kind—as epitomized by the ongoing conflict between WikiLeaks and (especially) the US government.

This symposium will address the questions of WikiLeaks and Internet security from three different perspectives—political, legal, and medial—in order to come to terms with the ways in which WikiLeaks crystallizes some of the major security questions of the 21st century.
For more information, visit the Center for 21st Century Studies’ page for this event.