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Meredith Patterson

Meredith Patterson
Co-originator of the Language-theoretic Approach to Computer Security
Computational Linguistics & Computer Security
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Kemeny Hall 108

Past Talks

Samantha Ravich

Samantha Ravich
Deputy Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Why America’s Private Sector is now on
the Front Lines of an Emerging Battlefield
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference 

William Regli, Ph.D

William Regli, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the Clark School of Engineering, 
Professor of Computer Science at the 
University of Maryland at College Park
A New Type of Thinking
Friday, June 22, 2018
Life Sciences Center 105
11:00 AM

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Dr. Gautam Shroff
Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of Research at Tata Consultancy Services 
Enterprise AI for Business 4.0: from Automation to Amplification
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
3:30 PM

John Dickerson UMD

John P Dickerson
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Using Optimization to Balance Fairness and Efficiency in Kidney Exchange
Monday,  May 21st
Kemeny Hall 008
3:30 PM

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Russian Interference in American Politics and Cyber Threats to Our Democracy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center)
11:00 AM

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
In Conversation: Lisa Monaco, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Filene Auditorium (Moore Building)
5:00 PM
Sponsored by The Dickey Center for International Understanding

John Stewart EPRI

John Stewart
Sr. Technical Leader, Cyber Security, EPRI
Securing Grid Control Systems
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sudikoff L045 Trust Lab
12:00 Noon

M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson
Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Hacking Trust: How the Social Technology of Cooperation Will Revolutionize Government
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5th
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
4:00 PM

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi
Royal Holloway University of London
Network Security Analytics for Detection of Advanced Cyberattacks
Tuesday, November 28th
Sudikoff Trust Lab (L045)
12:30 PM

V.S. Subrahmanian

V.S. Subrahmanian
Dartmouth Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Bots, Socks, and Vandals
Tuesday, November 14th
Carson L01
5:00 PM 

Rand Beers

Rand Beers ('64)
Big Data, the Internet, and Social Media:  The Road to the November 2016 Election
Wednesday, November 8th
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
4:30 PM 

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Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?
ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31st
udikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
7:30 PM - RSVP
Space is Limited 

Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo 
Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote Defense
Tuesday, October 31st
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

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Dartmouth College
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Activism in the Electronic Age: The impact of technology on political protest

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Location : Haldeman Center, Room 041

Sponsored by The Dartmouth Centers Forum


The Western world watched with great anticipation the recent 2009 elections in Iran, in which large numbers of Iranian citizens actively protested the fairness and outcome of the election. Not only did Iranian protesters fill the streets of Tehran and the campuses of universities, they also appeared to fill cyberspace with their Facebook postings, Twitter Tweets, and Blogs.

Has technology always played a role in political protest – and if so, how? Or does new information technology and the Internet change the activity and impact of political protest in fundamental and new ways?

We will explore these questions and more with an expert panel of guest speakers who will discuss their own work on technology and protest, and then engage with the Dartmouth community for a discussion of such questions.


Denise Anthony - Research Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society and Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology

Denise Anthony is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College. She is also Research Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth, and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Health Policy Research at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Anthony’s research interests include collective action and trust, economic sociology and the sociology of health care. She has explored mechanisms for producing cooperation, trust and social capital in a variety of settings, from micro-credit borrowing groups to online groups such as

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Bruce Etling - Director of the Internet & Democracy Project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Bruce directs the Internet & Democracy Project at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Bruce's current research is focused on the Russian Internet and creating multi-method approaches for the study of foreign language Internet spaces. He has also carried out research on the Iranian and Arabic blogospheres. Before joining Berkman, Bruce was the Director of USAID’s Office of Democracy and Governance in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has also worked on democracy programs for USAID in Russia and Cambodia. Before USAID, he worked on a large independent media development program in the NIS and Central and Eastern Europe for the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).

He first joined Harvard Law School as part of the Afghan Legal History Project at the Islamic Legal Studies Program.


Elham Gheytanchi - Professor of Sociology, Santa Monica College

Elham teaches sociology at Santa Monica College in California. She has written on Iranian culture and politics, women's rights and the politics of the Internet in scholarly journals as well as newspapers. Her articles have recently appeared in CNN360, Foreign Policy Journal and Boston Globe.

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Evgeny Morozov - Yahoo! Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

Evgeny is a Yahoo! Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy/Georgetown University and a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine. He also runs the magazine's influential and widely-quoted "Net Effect" blog about the Internet's impact on global politics ( Prior to his appointment to Georgetown, he was a fellow at George Soros's Open Society Institute, where he remains on the board of the Information Program. Before moving to the US, Morozov was based in Berlin and Prague, where he was Director of New Media at Transitions Online, a media development NGO active in 29 countries of the former Soviet bloc.

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