Speaker Series

The HCTIA sponsors speakers throughout the year who represent the cutting edge in research, policymaking and on-the-ground initiatives that are at the crossroads of technology and international affairs.

2019 – 2020| 2018 – 2019 | 2017 – 2018 | 2016 – 2017 | 2015 – 2016 | 2014 – 2015 | 2013 – 2014  |  2012 – 2013  |  2011 – 2012  |  2010 – 2011  |  2009 – 2010  |  2008 – 2009

2019-2020

  • Disinformation in the Digital Age with Gil Bennett, OBE
  • A Conversation on Cryptography with Jim Baker & Susan Landau
  • Fletcher Political Risk Conference

2018-2019

  • Vulnerability Disclosure, Panel in Protecting Civilian Institutions and Infrastructure from Cyber Operations Conference: Angela McKay, Susan Landau, and Christina Ayiotis
  • Eugenio Galdon, Technology & Telecom: A 3rd Revolution? (5G in Mexico)
  • Research Colloquium
  • Clint Watts
  • Social Media and Democracy Panel

2017-2018

  • Dr. Susan Landau Toasting Women Who Tech (Sep. 27, 2018)
  • Andrea Renda, College of Europe and Center for European Policy Studies, Digital Policy and Innovation in Europe (Oct. 6, 2018)
  • Farah Pandith (F95), US Dept. of State Special Representative to Muslim Communities (2009-2014), Is Technology the Answer to Defeating the Extremists? (Oct. 16, 2018)
  • Greg Chen, Head of Policy CGAP, India’s Stack (Oct. 27, 2018)
  • Hitachi Center Summer Research Grant Recipients, 7th Annual Hitachi Center Research Colloquium (Oct. 30, 2018)
  • Michael Tarazi, World Bank, Mobile Money (Nov. 9, 2018)
  • Laura Scanlon, Director, TEGA (Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors) (Dec. 4, 2018)
  • Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction (Dec. 7, 2018)
  • Greta Bull, CEO, CGAP, Telecommunications Interoperability (Jan. 30, 2018)
  • Mexico Event: Marcela Torres, CEO and Founder, Hola <code>, Tech Skills for Returned Migrants (Mar 19, 2018)
  • Water in Humanitarian Emergencies: Technology Solutions Panel (Apr. 6, 2018)
  • Miranda Bogen, Upturn, Governing Automated Decisions (Apr. 12, 2018)
  • Alexander Kostura, ConsenSYS Labs, Blockchain and International Development (Apr. 23, 2018)

2016-2017

2015-2016

  • Carlos Lopez-Moctezuma, Director of Digital Financial Services at BBVA, Digital Financial Services (November 5, 2015)
  • Matthew Homer and Christine Martin, Digital Financial Services Team at USAID, USAID’s Approach to Digital Finance and Financial Inclusion (Flyer) (October 27, 2015)
  • Irene Wu, Senior Analyst at the US FCC, Forging Trust Communities: How Technology Changes Politics (Flyer) (October 12, 2015)

2014-2015

  • Hitachi Center Summer Research Grant Recipients, Research Colloquium (Oct. 27)
  • Emily Parker, author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground (Nov. 4)
  • Dr. Matthias Scheutz, Tufts Department of Computer Science, The Transcendant Man and discussion (Nov. 13)
  • Frances Colon, Deputy Secretary of State for Science and Technology, Roundtable (Dec. 5)
  • Marc Frankel (‘12) and Stephen Heitkamp (‘08), Palantir Corporation, “Big Data Practical Skills Workshop”(Jan. 4-8)
  • Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab, How the Internet has changed the world: Civic engagement, innovation, learning and technology today” (Jan 30)
  • Rusty Tunnard, Social Networks and Gender Analysis: Applications and Opportunities Discussion (Feb 10)
  • Olaf Groth, Silicon Valley Roundtable (Mar 25)
  • Patrick Meier, Digital Humanitarians (Mar 31)
  • Sam Mendelson, Arc Finance, Innovations in Energy Access Distribution and Finance  (Apr 8)

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

  • Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Co-director of Berkman Center for Internet and Society, A Mutual Aid Treaty for the Internet (Mar 10, 2010)
  • Japanese Business and Technology Roundtable, Japanese Corporations and Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Business (April 2, 2010): ProgramSummaryReport

2008-2009

  • Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab and chairman of One Laptop per Child, Advancing the Power of Innovation (Oct 23, 2008)
  • Prof. Partha Ghosh, Visiting Professor of Strategic Management at the Fletcher School Strategic Approaches to Innovation