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♦ Show Topic: Who’s in Charge of the Internet? Privacy, GeoPolitics & the Big Chill
Guest: Vivek Krishnamurthy, Esq., Assistant Director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, & Lecturer on Law in Subject Areas of Human Rights, Internet Regulation & Free Speech
Discussion will include how the Internet is affected by policies of individual nations and their laws that define “privacy” – and how these laws might eventually affect what we can see and find on the Internet–across the globe. Issues include free speech, the right to be forgotten, search and seizure of digital “evidence,” and what new revelations may have in store for the “free and open” internet.
This program is a must see for anyone interest in Internet Freedoms and Uncensored Speech!
To read his most recent 2017 article appearing in Wired, click here!
Biography of Professor Krishnamurthy: he is a public international lawyer by training and background. His clinical teaching focuses on the regulation of the internet as a cross-border phenomenon and on the human rights impacts of internet-based technologies. He advises activists, journalists, governments, and technology companies on these questions and has spoken about the intersection between the internet and human rights at conferences and symposia around the world.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Vivek holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He clerked for the Hon. Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada and currently sits on the board of two human rights charities.
♦ Show Topic: Early Insults: Effects of Chemical, Metal & Water-Borne Contaminants on the Developing Brain
Guest: Dr. David Bellinger, PhD – Professor of Neurology & Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and a Sr. Research Associate in Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Bellinger holds a PhD in Psychology from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. He also holds a secondary appointment as Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health; and is the current President of the International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment.
Discussion centers on toxicants in the environment that have a negative effect on the developing brain. Included in discussion is the effect of lead in water–including the issues seen in Flint, Michigan; in addition to phthalates (BPA), pesticides (organophosphates), methylmercury and other water and air borne pollutants that find their way into the food chain and into adults and children. Also discussed ways to mitigate the harmful effects and ways to avoid further harm–as well as a call for parent & legislative advocacy to stop the current EPA and administration from further putting our nation’s children at risk.
♦ Show Topic: Gerrymandering: Where to Draw the Line…
Guest: Dr. Daniel Breen, PhD, J.D.
Professor Breen is a Lecturer of Legal Studies at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from Boston College, and a J.D. in Law from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Breen’s lectures on a variety of presidential historical topics on the historical and legal underpinnings of or democracy and on presidencies through the modern era. Discussion will focus on the beginnings of gerrymandering, its negative effect upon the free election process and how it has been used throughout history to accomplish invidious discrimination against minorities and women. Discussion will include how our nation can reverse the audacious use of gerrymandering that has so openly fragmented our state and national elections, and if left unabated, will serve to undermine the free and open democratic ‘one person one vote’ election process.