Crossing the Chasm: Why Now is the Time for Public Interest Technology

David Eaves
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Ash Carter
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, HKS
Former United States Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)
Vanita Gupta
President and CEO, The Leadership Conference
Reid Hoffman
Partner, Greylock Partners
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
Latanya Sweeney
Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, Department of Government
Director, Data Privacy Lab, Harvard University
Former Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission
David Eaves (Moderator)
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School


Ash Carter, Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference, Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Linkedin, and Latanya Sweeny, Director of the Harvard Data Privacy Lab joined moderator David Eaves, a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, in a discussion of technology in today’s government at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Drawing on their technical backgrounds, each member of the panel discussed the ever-growing rate of technological advancement and the role it plays in government.