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

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