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  • Making bureaucracy work for you in the public sector

    Burnes Center’s InnovateUS’s Jess Silverman reflects on Marina Nitz’s workshop

    Feb. 12, 2024 | Jess Silverman | InnovateUS
  • AI for Impact Trip to the Museum of Science, Boston

    Burnes Center’s AI for Impact Co-ops went on a trip to the Museum of Science to see the AI exhibits.

    Feb. 12, 2024 | Diane Grant | Burne’s Center
  • Vint Cerf: Maybe We Need an Internet Driver’s License

    Burnes Center’s Senior Fellow John Battelle reflects on his talk with Vint Cerf.

    Feb. 09, 2024 | John Battelle | John Battelle’s Searchblog
  • The Arms Race in Assistive AI

    Burnes Center’s Director Beth Simone Noveck writes on how assistive AI could make it easier for lobbyists to draft “model bills”.

    Feb. 08, 2024 | Beth Simone Noveck | Reboot Democracy
  • NEW REPORT: Brennan Center on AI and Congress

    Burnes Center’s Director Beth Simone Noveck posts a clip from the Brennan Center for Justice’s new essay on AI and Congress.

    Feb. 08, 2024 | Beth Simone Noveck | Reboot Democracy
  • Guns Are Not Just a Public Health Problem

    Burnes Center’s Senior Fellow Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD writes about guns being not only a threat to public health, but also a threat to…

    Feb. 05, 2024 | Jonathan M. Metzl | Time
  • How AI can help reshape Congress

    Burnes Center’s Director Beth Simone Noveck writes on how Congress can modernize its operations using AI.

    Feb. 03, 2024 | Beth Simone Noveck | Fast Company
  • A journalist assisted a woman’s quest for suicide. Did he get too involved?

    Burnes Center’s Senior Fellow Jill Abramson comments on the importance of disclosing a journalist’s involvement in a story.

    Feb. 03, 2024 | Jeremy Barr | Washington Post
  • Harvard students aren’t snowflakes

    Burnes Center’s Senior Fellow Jill Abramson shares her opposing opinion to Ken Griffin’s statement that Harvard is failing to produce the next generation of leaders.

    Feb. 02, 2024 | Jill Abramson | Boston Globe
  • The January Impact Insider: The Burnes Center Quarterly Report

    Jan. 31, 2024 | The Burnes Center for Social Change
  • Scandal at the Post Office: Technology on Tap, Justice on Top

    The Horizon scandal plastering British headlines right now illuminates the dangers of misaligned human priorities.

    Jan. 30, 2024 | Jacob Kemp, Beth SImone Noveck | Reboot Democracy
  • POPVOX releases new report on AI and legislatures

    POPVOX Foundation has released a pathbreaking new report on AI and legislatures.

    Jan. 20, 2024 | Reboot Democracy | Reboot Democracy
  • AI4 Impact: Transforming Higher Education through Experiential AI Learning

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow David Fields discusses the transformative AI4Impact Co-op Program at Northeastern University.

    Jan. 17, 2024 | David Fields | AI4Impact
  • Interview with Shannon Wait, Alphabet Workers Union-CWA Organizer

    Burnes Center Research Fellow Dane Gambrell interviews Shannon Wait on the work AWU-CWA is doing to protect workers from risks posed by AI and the…

    Jan. 16, 2024 | Dane Gambrell | Power at Work
  • Harnessing AI to Improve Government Service and Customer Experience

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on using AI to strengthen government services.

    Jan. 10, 2024 | Beth Noveck | U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
  • How AI Could Restore Our Faith in Democracy

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck discusses using AI to identify strategies to strengthen our democracy.

    Jan. 09, 2024 | Beth Noveck | Fast Company
  • The Union Density Rate Likely Increased in 2023. You Read That Right.

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris justifies his prediction that union density rates will have increased.

    Jan. 02, 2024 | Seth Harris | Power at Work
  • Grading my 2023 Predictions: The Batting Average Dips

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow John Battelle grades his 2023 predictions for AI and more.

    Dec. 21, 2023 | John Battelle | Battelle Media – searchblog
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to Tackle the Literacy Challenge

    Why are only only 32% of American 4th graders proficient in reading? Visit unlockingliteracy.ai and help us diagnose why we are failing to teach our…

    Dec. 15, 2023 | Dane Gambrell & Beth Noveck | Rebooting Democracy
  • Collective Bargaining in 2023: End-of-Year Grades

    As the year comes to an end, Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris discusses the collective bargaining of 2023.

    Dec. 10, 2023 | Seth Harris | Power At Work
  • Workers By The Numbers #14: Analyzing The November Jobs and Unemployment Report With Elise Gould and Rick McGahey

    Alicia Modestino, Associate Professor at Northeastern University, hosts this month’s Workers by the Numbers Blogcast. Listen to her in conversation with Elise Gould and Rick…

    Dec. 08, 2023 | Power At Work
  • Exploring the Power of Collective Intelligence: A Conversation with Prateek Buch and Brendan Arnold

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck interviews Prateek Buch and Brendan Arnold from the UK Government’s Policy Lab on Collective Intelligence.

    Dec. 06, 2023 | The GovLab
  • Celebrating One Year of Putting Workers at the Center of the Power At Work Blog 

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris celebrates the one year anniversary of the Power At Work by looking back at key moments for workers and…

    Nov. 30, 2023 | Seth Harris | Power At Work
  • How to Count Strikes and Collective Actions with Johnnie Kallas

    This post is an edited interview of Johnnie Kallas, Director of the Cornell ILR Labor Action Tracker, conducted by the Labor Radio Podcast Network.

    Nov. 26, 2023 | Asia Simms | Power At Work
  • Sam Altman, One True Leader and the Missed Opportunity for Innovation

    As we navigate the complexities of leadership in the age of AI and beyond, the question of how we structure our systems of governance –…

    Nov. 22, 2023 | Beth Noveck | Reboot Democracy
  • Was vTaiwan such a big flop, after all?

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck discusses vTaiwan, Taiwan’s flagship crowdlaw project.

    Nov. 20, 2023 | Beth Noveck | Rebooting Democracy
  • InnovateUS partners with New Jersey to launch free online course and explainer video to promote state employees’ responsible use of generative artificial intelligence

    InnovateUS works with the State of New Jersey to promote state employees’ responsible use of generative artificial intelligence.

    Nov. 20, 2023 | Jess Silverman | InnovateUS
  • Picking the perfect experts: Smarter Crowdsourcing and solving Covid-19

    Whether it’s the spread of Covid or a volcano erupting, governments have a duty to protect their citizens from harm. But often, our go to…

    Nov. 20, 2023 | Jess Silverman | InnovateUS
  • Artificial Intelligence can help us create a more efficient government

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck weighs in on the use of AI in government.

    Nov. 17, 2023 | Beth Noveck & Hector Mujica | Rebooting Democracy
  • Saving Yellow’s Union Jobs

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris delves into on a bankruptcy case considering Yellow Corporation’s future and how it will impact union jobs.

    Nov. 15, 2023 | Seth Harris | Power At Work
  • AI for the People: A Federal Mandate for Inclusive Engagement

    Artificial Intelligence is not just transforming economies and industries; it holds the key to revolutionizing public engagement with the federal government.

    Nov. 03, 2023 | Beth Simone Noveck
  • Beth Simone Noveck | “Unlocking collective intelligence: AI’s role in enhancing democracy”

    Weekly SRI Seminar Series welcomes Beth Simone Noveck, a professor at Northeastern University, where she directs the Burnes Center for Social Change and its partner…

    Nov. 03, 2023 | Schwartz Reisman Institute
  • Modernizing Unemployment Benefits in New Jersey: A Case Study and Guide for Implementing New Technologies and Methods to Improve Benefit Systems

    On September 20th, members of the New Jersey Office of Innovation, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Heldrich Center for…

    Nov. 02, 2023 | Raiyah Ahmid | InnovateUS
  • Are we focusing too much on the risks of AI and not the potential for good?

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck discusses the President’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence.

    Oct. 31, 2023 | Beth Simone Noveck | The GovLab
  • The Impact Insider: The Burnes Center Quarterly Report October 2023

    Burnes Center Quarterly Report October 2023

    Oct. 17, 2023 | Burnes Center for Social Change
  • Google.org support to train more government workers in digital skills

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck delves into the details of the $2 million in funding and pro bono support to InnovateUS.

    Oct. 17, 2023 | Beth Noveck | Google
  • Why Are There So Many Strikes?

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris delves into the role employers play in the surge of recent strikes.

    Oct. 08, 2023 | Seth Harris | Power At Work Blog
  • Jennifer Pahlka on Why Government is Failing in the Digital Age

    In a special InnovateUS event on September 7th, Jennifer Pahlka, Former Deputy Chief Technology under President Obama and founder of Code for America joined Steve…

    Sep. 29, 2023 | Raiyah Ahmid | InnovateUS
  • Former Chief Innovation Officer for the US Department of Labor Addresses Public Service Professionals on the Future of Work

    On Thursday, August 24th, over 80 public service professionals joined Burnes Center for Social Change Senior Fellow Chike Aguh, former Chief Innovation Officer at the…

    Sep. 15, 2023 | Raiyah Ahmid | InnovateUS
  • The Role of Unions and Collective Bargaining As Temperatures Rise

    Power At Work Blog Intern Asia Simms delves into the relationship between climate change and labor unions.

    Sep. 14, 2023 | Asia Simms | Power At Work
  • Power at Work Blogcast #15: An Interview with AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler

    The Power At Work Blog proudly presents an exclusive and important interview with President Liz Shuler of the AFL-CIO as our second Labor Day blogcast.…

    Sep. 06, 2023 | Asia Simms | Power At Work
  • Join us for the Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series

    Join the Burnes Center and The GovLab as we talk with innovative designers, thinkers, and changemakers from around the world working to “do democracy” differently.…

    Sep. 05, 2023 | The Burnes Center and The GovLab
  • The Threat of Heat to Worker Power

    Power at Work Intern Asia Simms delves into the effect of climate change on worker power.

    Aug. 27, 2023 | Asia Simms | Power at Work
  • InnovateUS partners with U.S. Office of Personnel Management to engage 1,600 interns in digital and innovation trainings

    In an effort to support our mission of delivering free online learning for public service professionals, InnovateUS, which provides no-cost at-your-own pace and live learning…

    Aug. 21, 2023 | InnovateUS
  • The Uncertain Future of Generation Z’s Work Lives

    Power at Work Contributor Ingrid Berg discusses the way Generation Z’s careers may vary significantly from past generations’.

    Aug. 13, 2023 | Ingrid Berg | Power at Work
  • InnovateUS: Tackling Tough Problems to Improve Public Services

    A cohorted learning program for public sector leaders and managers on how to tackle issues while executing change and delivering results.

    Aug. 03, 2023 | InnovateUS
  • The Kluz Prize for PeaceTech — Celebrating Innovation for a Peaceful World

    Kluz Ventures proudly launches the Kluz Prize for PeaceTech 2023, an initiative designed to celebrate, recognize, and propel the groundbreaking use of cutting-edge technologies in…

    Aug. 02, 2023 | Sampriti Saxena | The Gov Lab
  • The Fall 2023 Social Change Course Series

    A collection of graduate courses that exemplify Northeastern University’s unwavering commitment to addressing pressing societal issues.

    Aug. 01, 2023 | The Burnes Center for Social Change
  • Power at Work Blogcast: Honoring National Whistleblower Day

    In honor of National Whistleblower Day, Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris spoke with Siri Nelson and Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblower Center, Dr.…

    Jul. 27, 2023 | Power at Work
  • The Impact Insider: Burnes Center Quarterly Report July 2023

    Burnes Center Quarterly Report July 2023

    Jul. 15, 2023 | The Burnes Center for Social Change
  • New Recommendations Released for Procurement of AI Tools in Government

    The GovLab has released a new report offering recommendations for government in procuring artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

    Jul. 10, 2023 | The GovLab
  • The Impact Insider: The Burnes Center Quarterly Report June 2023

    Burnes Center Quarterly Report June 2023

    Jun. 01, 2023 | Burnes Center for Social Change
  • InnovateUS releases “Unlocking the Power of Generative AI for Better Governance”

    New InnovateUS tutorial teaches public sector professionals how to responsibly use Generative AI.

    May. 11, 2023

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