Miriam Silva

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Miriam Silva provides support to programming and administration as program assistant at the Program in Islamic Law.

 e-mail: msilva@law.harvard.edu 
 

Jonathan Zittrain

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Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also the Director of the Harvard Law School Library and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources, and he is Co-Founder, Director, and Faculty Chair of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Zittrain conducts research, writes, and teaches courses on cyber law, intellectual property, privacy law, artificial intelligence, and other topics. He is the author of The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It (Yale University Press 2008), and his articles have appeared in academic journals, including the Harvard Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and University of Chicago Law Review, and in other publications, including The Atlantic and The New York Times. More information is available on his website, www.jz.org.

Suzanne Wones

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Suzanne Wones is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Innovation at Harvard Library. In this role, she leads the library’s data, technology, and digital strategy efforts. Before her current role, she served as the Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library from 2012 to 2015, and previously worked in other positions in the libraries at Harvard University. Suzanne earned her MS in Information, Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan, and holds other degrees from the University of New Hampshire and University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martha Whitehead

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Martha Whitehead is the Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, she was the Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She also worked for 19 years at the University of British Columbia Library in Vancouver. Whitehead is the past president of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and she received CARL Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship Award in 2019. Her work has been published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship and other journals, and she holds a BA and MLS from the University of British Columbia.

Rashmi Singhal

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Rashmi Singhal is the Director of Arts and Humanities Research Computing at Harvard University. With a background in software development, she works to promote and expand the use of digital humanities methods in teaching and research. Singhal previously worked on the HarvardX online learning platform, and before coming to Harvard, she worked at the New England Journal of Medicine, Library of Congress, and Tufts University. She holds degrees in computer science and in archaeology.

Thomas Ma

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Thomas Ma is a Cataloging Manager in Metadata Creation for Professional Schools at Harvard Library. He has worked in the library system at Harvard since 1999, with experience at Harvard Law School Library and other libraries. He holds an MA and an MLIS.

Gary King

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Gary King is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and the Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. One of the most influential political scientists of his generation, his work has been influential in fields from legislative redistricting to public health programs, and from social security to government censorship. He is the author of several books and articles, including A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior from Aggregate Data (Princeton University Press 1997) and Unifying Political Methodology: The Likelihood Theory of Statistical Inference (Cambridge University Press 1989). He is also the co-founder of several technology firms, including Crimson Hexagon (now part of Brandwatch), Learning Catalytics (now part of Pearson), OpenScholar, Perusall, and Thresher. He graduated with his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. More information is available at King’s faculty website.

Jocelyn Kennedy

Jocelyn Kennedy is the Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library where she oversees the day to day operations of the law library. An expert in legal research, she is interested in the impact the evolution of search platforms has on the habits of legal researchers. She is also researching the disparity in promotion trajectory between men and women in the field of librarianship, a workforce dominated by females. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School Library, Kennedy served as the Library Director at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and was the faculty research librarian at the University of Michigan. Prior to her career in librarianship, she served as a congressional staff and was a law clerk for the New Hampshire Superior Court. She has a JD from the University of New Hampshire and an MLIS from the University of Washington.

Elizabeth Hess

Elizabeth Hess is the Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). In partnership with the IQSS Faculty Director, Gary King, she is responsible for overall strategic, programmatic, and financial management of IQSS, working across the organization to ensure delivery of first-class research and administrative infrastructure to support its constituents.   In addition, she oversees programmatic activities including software development projects, cloud computing resources, internal and external collaborations, and new program development. 

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a masters degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.  She is actively pursuing a Sustainability Degree from Harvard University’s Extension School. 

Urs Gasser

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Urs Gasser is a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School and the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. His research, teaching, and other efforts cover a wide range of issues in technology and policy, including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, the internet of things, and legal innovation. Among other books, Gasser has co-authored, with John Palfrey, Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age (2008, rev. 2016), Interoperability: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems (2012), and The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World (2020). He is also the author or co-author of over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters. He graduated with an SJD from the University of St. Gallen and an LLM from Harvard Law School, and he has held visiting professorships at Keio University, the University of St. Gallen, the University of Zürich, and Singapore Management University.