Upcoming Sessions

Seating is limited and registration is required. After you register, you will receive an email with a meeting invitation to confirm your seat.

Fall 2019 Seminars

  • Professor Joseph Turow

    Consumer Beliefs about Data Surveillance, and What They Mean for Privacy Policy

    Professor Joseph TurowOctober 25
    Industry actors often claim that Americans are quite willing to countenance robust amounts of tracking, storage, and profiling of their personal data, as a “tradeoff” for the benefits they enjoy in accessing certain websites and platforms. Research, however, tells a more complicated story, and indicates that most Americans still don’t understand how their data is being collected and used, or what online privacy policies actually promise. Professor Turow , a leading expert on online marketing and consumer privacy issues, will discuss this research in greater depth, and discuss its implications for what the government might do to better address the concerns consumers have about protecting their personal data.consumer protection|Joseph Turow|right
  • Professor Laura Perna

    “Free College:” Understanding Potential Impact and Implications

    Professor Laura PernaNovember 22
    Drawing on available data and research, this presentation describes different approaches to free college and offers a framework for understanding how free college programs may influence student outcomes. Professor Laura Perna will discuss the potential impact and implications of programs with different designs for college affordability and other student-level outcomes (especially for students from low-income families) as well as different types of postsecondary institutions. We also suggest the questions that should be explored to understand the potential benefits and pitfalls of a free college proposal.education