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  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Evaluating Effectiveness and Efficiency through Benefit-Cost, Cost-Effectiveness, and Risk Analyses

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    27
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Incorporating Design, Collective Imagination, and Future Speculation in Public Sector Work

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    25
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Emerging Technologies and The Future of Work

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    20
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Exploring the Potential of AI for Government Procurement Processes

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    18
    2024

  • Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Innovation in Public Health Technology

    9:00am5:00pm

    EXP Building
    Northeastern University
    815 Columbus Avenue
    Boston, MA 02120

    Jun.
    18
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Applying Trauma-Informed Design to Improve Government Services

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    13
    2024

  • 25th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Internet of Beings: Transforming Public Governance

    8:30am5:00pm

    3F, Liang Kuo Shu International Conference Hall
    College of Social Science, National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan

    Jun.
    12
    2024

  • Athens Democracy Forum

    8:30am5:00pm

    In person, Athens

    Jun.
    12
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: The Art and Science of Civic Entrepreneurship

    3:00pm4:00pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    11
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Build and Operate a World–Class Government Innovation Lab

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    06
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Using AI to Improve Government Services and Benefits Delivery

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    04
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Building Successful Public-Private Partnerships

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    May.
    30
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Questions and Answers: Using Research Knowledge to Support Policy and Practices

    3:30pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    May.
    28
    2024

  • Workshop

    Topic SDS Author Meets Author Event

    12:00pm1:30pm

    Virtual

    May.
    23
    2024

  • Workshop

    Mastering dX: De-risking Digital Transformation by Focusing on the “Right Problem”

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck and Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris will explore how to best approach digital transformation in the nation’s workforce…

    12:30pm1:15pm

    Virtual

    May.
    21
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Artificial Intelligence in Local Government: Case Studies from Government Leaders and Innovators

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    May.
    21
    2024

  • AI and the Future of Workplace Democracy

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “AI and the Future of Workplace Democracy” with guest lecturers Orly Lobel and Seth Harris.

    5:00pm

    May.
    16
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Towards Deep Listening: Rethinking Public Engagement Through Generative AI

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    May.
    14
    2024

  • Ian P. Sharp Lecture featuring Beth Simone Noveck

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck is the lecturer for the closing session of Absolutely Interdisciplinary 2024, the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society’s…

    5:00pm8:30pm

    U of T: Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus

    108 College Street Toronto, ON M5G 1L6 Canada

    May.
    08
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: All Your AI Questions Answered!

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Apr.
    25
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Government and Higher Education: Partnering for AI Success

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Apr.
    18
    2024

  • AI for Participatory Planning

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “AI for Participatory Planning” with guest lecturers Damiano Cerrone and Liza Gazeeva from UrbanistAI. Moderated…

    5:00pm6:30pm

    In person: Ryder Hall, 11 Leon St #102 Boston, MA 02115

    Virtual: Zoom

    Apr.
    11
    2024

  • TO BE RESCHEDULED: The Internet We Deserve with Shoshana Zuboff 

    On April 9 at 2 p.m., hear from Shoshana Zuboff, the author of three major books, each signaling a new epoch in technological society. Her…

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Northeastern’s Boston Campus, Exact Location TBD

    Zoom

    Apr.
    09
    2024

  • A Conversation with Audrey Tang, Digital Minister for Taiwan  

    12:00pm1:00pm

    Apr.
    05
    2024

  • Workshop

    Mastering dX: Upskilling Your Workforce for the Age of AI

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck and Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris are joining Rick Maher to explore AI and its potential role in…

    12:30pm1:15pm

    Virtual

    Mar.
    28
    2024

  • Author Q&A + Book Signing with Hamilton Nolan on “The Hammer”

    The Power at Work Blog, run by Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris, is hosting a Q&A Book Signing with Hamilton Nolan, author of “The…

    6:30pm8:30pm

    Northeastern University College of Professional Studies
    101 Belvidere Street Third Floor Boston, MA 02115

    Mar.
    27
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Industry Series: Using AI to Enhance Government Services and Operations

    2:30pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Mar.
    27
    2024

  • The Internet We Deserve with Tom Wheeler

    On Tuesday, March 26 at 2 p.m., hear from Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) where he led the FCC’s efforts…

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Mar.
    26
    2024

  • AI and the Future of Lawmaking

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “AI and the Future of Lawmaking” with guest lecturer Marci Harris.

    5:00pm

    Zoom

    Mar.
    21
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Knowledge Management Strategies: How to Learn from the Past and Invest in Your Future

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Mar.
    20
    2024

  • Cyborg Book Launch with Authors Laura Forlano and Danya Glabau

    Join the Burnes Center for Social Change and the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University for a book conversation with Senior Fellow…

    5:30pm7:00pm

    Northeastern Center for Design, Ryder Hall, 11 Leon St #102, Boston, MA 02115

    Mar.
    19
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Using Artificial Intelligence to De-Jargon Government Language

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Mar.
    07
    2024

  • A Results Framework to Tackle Tough Problems in Education

    Steve Kadish, Senior Fellow at the Burnes Center For Social Change, is speaking at SXSW Edu to public and nonprofit sector leaders about new tools…

    10:00am11:30am

    Hilton Austin Downtown
    500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 7870

    Mar.
    07
    2024

  • Innovating American Politics: Reimagining Democracy for the Digital Age

    Beth Noveck, Professor of Experiential AI and Director of the Burnes Center for Social Change at Northeastern University, will join a panel discussion on reimagining…

    7:00pm9:00pm

    In person: Brooklyn Law School’s Feil Hall, Forchelli Conference Center
    Virtually: Zoom

    Mar.
    04
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Apply Human-Centered Design to Government AI Projects

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    29
    2024

  • AI Cyber Lunch: “Beyond Deliberation: Deepening Participation with AI”

    Beth Noveck, Professor of Experiential AI and Director of the Burnes Center for Social Change at Northeastern University, will discuss how AI could help us…

    12:00pm1:00pm

    In person: Rubenstein Building – David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Virtual

    Feb.
    28
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Use Generative AI in Government: Text Tools

    1:00pm2:30pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    24
    2024

  • Fostering Social Impact Through Civic Design and Community Engagement

    Join the discussion to hear how the panelists are advancing the frontiers of civic design through the use of technology and human-centered community engagement processes.

    12:30pm1:00pm

    Virtual and in person (exact location TBD)

    Feb.
    23
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Industry Series: Using AI for Intelligent Document Processing

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    21
    2024

  • AI and Democracy’s First Principles with Professor Danielle Allen and A.C. Grayling

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “AI and Democracy’s First Principles” with guest lecturer Sir Anthony Grayling.

    12:00pm

    Feb.
    15
    2024

  • Seminar

    Hot Topics in Public Health Seminar: “What We’ve Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms”

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow Dr. Jonathan Metzl is discussing his new book with Bouvé at Northeastern University.

    4:00pm5:00pm

    Northeastern’s Boston Campus
    West Village G 108

    Zoom

    Feb.
    13
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Trends in AI and the Impact for the Public Sector

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    13
    2024

  • “What We’ve Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms” with Jonathan M. Metzl

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck moderates a discussion with Jonathan Metzl, Burnes Center Senior Fellow, on his new book, “What We’ve Become: Living and…

    7:00pm

    Harvard Book Store
    1256 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Feb.
    12
    2024

  • Democracy Reimagined: AI as a Catalyst for Participatory Governance

    Burnes Center Director Both Simone Noveck is delving into the transformative potential of artificial intelligence for reshaping governance and strengthening democratic processes on Feb. 8…

    4:00pm5:00pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    08
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Industry Series: Learn to use OpenAI’s GPT Tools in the Public Sector

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    07
    2024

  • The Internet We Deserve with Larry Lessig

    On February 6, join Larry Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, founder of the Center for Internet and…

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Northeastern’s Boston Campus, Egan Research Center, Room 440
    120 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115

    Zoom

    Feb.
    06
    2024

  • Black Feminist Worldmaking: the 3rd annual bell hooks symposium

    10:00am5:00pm

    Northeastern University, EAST VILLAGE 17, 291 St. Botolph St., Boston, MA 02115

    Feb.
    02
    2024

  • Seminar

    Workers by the Numbers: Analyzing the January Jobs and Unemployment Report

    The Burne’s Center Power at Work blog is hosting a live seminar analyzing the January jobs and unemployment report.

    9:00am10:00am

    Watch live at www.poweratwork.us

    Feb.
    02
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Make Bureaucracy Work for You

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    01
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Make Bureaucracy Work for You

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    01
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Use Generative AI in Government: Image Tools

    1:00pm2:30pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    31
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Use Generative AI in Government: Image Tools

    1:00pm2:30pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    31
    2024

  • Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI: “AI and the Media” with Jill Abramson and Ethan Zuckerman

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “AI and the Media” with Jill Abramson and Ethan Zuckerman.

    5:00pm

    EXP 204
    815 Columbus Ave
    Boston, MA

    Zoom

    Jan.
    25
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Empowering Data Quality: A Metrics-Based Approach for Agency Excellence

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    25
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Empowering Data Quality: A Metrics-Based Approach for Agency Excellence

    2:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    25
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Use Generative AI in Government: Text Tools

    1:00pm2:30pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    24
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: What You Need to Know about Writing a Prompt for AI Tools

    3:00pm4:00pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    23
    2024

  • Power at Work Blog: How Many Union Members in America?

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris moderates a conversation analyzing the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2023 Union Member Survey.

    8:00pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    23
    2024

  • How the History of the Internet Could Inform the Future of Democracy and AI

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents a conversation with Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet, about the impact of artificial intelligence…

    5:00pm

    Jan.
    18
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Redesigning Organizations: Moving Towards Collaborative Decision-Making

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    18
    2024

  • Power at Work Blog and Union Built PC: using Technology to Manage Union Grievances

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris moderates a conversation exploring unions’ and union lawyers’ insights into the grievance process and consider how technology can enhance…

    7:30pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    11
    2024

  • Harnessing AI to Improve Government Service and Customer Experience

    Burnes Center Director Beth Simone Noveck testifies in front of United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs about ways to use AI…

    10:00am

    Senate Dirksen Building, SD-562

    Jan.
    10
    2024

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Be a Responsible AI Evangelist for Your State

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    20
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Use Generative AI in Government: Image Tools

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    14
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Use Generative AI in Government: Image Tools

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    14
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Human-Centered Design Series: Human-Centered Design in Government

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    13
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Human-Centered Design Series: Human-Centered Design in Government

    2:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    13
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Use Generative AI in Government: Text Tools

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    07
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Use Generative AI in Government: Text Tools

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    07
    2023

  • Workshop

    Humanics: Integration for Impact

    12:00pm2:00pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    07
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Human-Centered Design Series: Putting the 5 Key Phases into Action

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    06
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Human-Centered Design Series: Putting the 5 Key Phases into Action

    2:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    06
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Planning Workshop with States on Responsible AI (invite only)

    1:00pm2:30pm

    Virtual

    Dec.
    04
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Bringing AI and Tech Talent into Government

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    30
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Bringing AI and Tech Talent into Government

    2:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    30
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Human-Centered Design Series: Introduction to Human-Centered Design for the Public Sector

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    29
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Human-Centered Design Series: Introduction to Human-Centered Design for the Public Sector

    2:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    29
    2023

  • 2023 Ideas We Should Steal Festival

    The University of Toronto and Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society’s weekly SRI Seminar Series welcomes Beth Simone Noveck, a professor at Northeastern University,…

    9:30am5:00pm

    Ralph J Roberts Forum at Comcast Technology Center | 1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia

    Nov.
    17
    2023

  • Combining Human and Machine Intelligence to Enhance Democracy

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “AI and the Future of Organizations” with guest lecturer Sir Geoff Mulgan.

    5:00pm

    The Alumni Center at Northeastern University, 716 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120

    Nov.
    16
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: What Works? Using Tools to Find Solutions to Public Policy Problems

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    14
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: What Works? Using Tools to Find Solutions to Public Policy Problems

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    14
    2023

  • AI and the Future of Youth Democracy

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “AI and the Future of Youth Democracy.”

    5:00pm

    Nov.
    09
    2023

  • SRI Seminar Series: Beth Simone Noveck, “Unlocking collective intelligence: AI’s role in enhancing democracy”

    The University of Toronto and Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society’s weekly SRI Seminar Series welcomes Beth Simone Noveck, a professor at Northeastern University,…

    12:30pm2:00pm

    Nov.
    01
    2023

  • AI for Citizen Engagement

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “Algorithms for Engagement” with guest lecturers Ariel Procaccia, Róbert Bjarnason, and Colin Megill.

    4:00pm

    Oct.
    26
    2023

  • Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Hon. Nonnie S. Burnes ’77–’78

    To honor the 45 years since Nonnie graduated from Northeastern Law, and the countless lives she’s changed since then, please join us to celebrate her…

    5:30pm8:00pm

    Northeastern’s Campus

    Oct.
    20
    2023

  • What is Design Research? Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    This is an opportunity to have an open conversation about different perspectives and approaches to design research, and a chance to learn more about the…

    12:00pm1:30pm

    Center for Design, Ryder Hall Suite 180, 11 Leon St, Boston, MA 02115

    Sep.
    29
    2023

  • Workshop

    To Post or Not to Post: The Highs and Lows of Government Social Media

    Join Pearl Gabel, former Digital Director for the State of New Jersey, former Director of Video for the City of New York, and current Founder…

    2:00pm

    Virtual

    Sep.
    28
    2023

  • To be rescheduled: Sarah Collins Rudolph: Surviving the Birmingham bombings

    Sarah Collins Rudolph was 12 years old and standing close to her 14-year-old sister and three other Black girls when an explosion rocked Birmingham’s 16th…

    5:00pm

    The John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Northeastern University, 40 Leon Street, West Village F

    Sep.
    26
    2023

  • The Civic Bargain: How Democracy Survives

    Rebooting Democracy in the Age of AI Lecture Series presents “The Civic Bargain: How Democracy Survives” with guest lecturers Brook Manville and Josiah Ober. Attendees…

    5:00pm

    Sep.
    21
    2023

  • Workshop

    Modernizing Unemployment Benefits: A Hands-On Workshop for States

    In this 90 minute virtual training with leaders from the New Jersey Office of Unemployment Modernization and the New Jersey Office of Innovation, participants learn…

    2:00pm

    Virtual

    Sep.
    20
    2023

  • Open Classroom — Newsroom Confidential: Politics and Media 2023, NU Policy School

    Sarah Collins Rudolph was 12 years old and standing close to her 14-year-old sister and three other Black girls when an explosion rocked Birmingham’s 16th…

    6:00pm7:30am

    West Village F | Room 020 or via Livestream

    Sep.
    20
    2023

  • How to harness Smarter Crowdsourcing for stronger EU policies and democracy

    A 1-day opportunity for EU policy-makers and civil society change-makers. Featuring Burnes Center Research Fellow Anirudh Dinesh

    4:00am

    Brussels – BIP Meeting Centre, Rue Royale 2-4

    Sep.
    19
    2023

  • Newsroom Confidential: What Role Will the Media Play in the 2024 Election?

    Burnes Center Senior Fellow Jill Abramson will moderate a conversation about the 2024 Election, hosted by the NU School of Journalism.

    6:00pm7:30pm

    West Village F (Northeastern Visitor Center),
    Room 020
    Northeastern University, 40A Leon Street, Boston, MA

    Sep.
    13
    2023

  • Workshop

    Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better

    Join Jennifer Pahlka, former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer under President Obama, for a 90-minute virtual workshop, where Pahlka will discuss how government is failing…

    2:00pm

    Virtual

    Sep.
    07
    2023

  •  Food Politics 2023: The Key Issues 

    Join guest lecturer Marion Nestle for a presentation on food politics in 2023.

    10:00am11:00am

    440 Egan

    Sep.
    06
    2023

  • Workshop

    The Future of Work: Challenges and Opportunities for the Public Sector

    Join Chike Aguh, former Chief Innovation Officer at the US Department of Labor, for a 60-minute virtual workshop, where participants will learn about the problems…

    2:00pm

    Virtual

    Aug.
    24
    2023

  • Workshop

    Assessing the Impact: Evaluation of Public Programs

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    22
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: How to Write a Generative AI Policy for Your Jurisdiction

    11:00am12:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    14
    2023

  • The Second Annual State of Open Data Policy Summit

    As part of the second annual State of Open Data Summit, Burnes Center Director Beth Noveck will will lead a conversation with leading open data…

    9:00am12:00pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    12
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Persuasive Memo Writing

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    08
    2023

  • Workshop

    Democracy Impact Studios: Countering Election Subversion

    The Burnes Center will host the second of three discussions that will bring together diverse experts in a range of disciplines and fields to surface concrete…

    1:00pm3:00pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    06
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: AI in Government: Bring Your Questions, We’ve Got Answers!

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    01
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: What the Heck is ChatGPT? How Generative AI will Impact Government

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    May.
    25
    2023

  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Capital Area Chapter Annual Meeting

    Burnes Center Director Beth Noveck will deliver the keynote address at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Capital Area Chapter Annual Meeting.

    6:00pm7:00pm

    Virtual

    May.
    18
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Expanding Partnerships: Designing Missions for Impact

    Join Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Center for a 90-minute virtual training to learn how to forge cross-sector partnerships and engage diverse stakeholders…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    May.
    09
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Making the Most of New Technologies While Avoiding the Risks and Pitfalls

    Join Santiago Garces, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Boston, for 90-minute virtual training about the uses and advantages of new technologies – including…

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    May.
    02
    2023

  • Generative AI & Northeastern University: From the Classroom to the Economy

    Leading Northeastern University experts will discuss the fast-changing world of Generative AI and how it will change the nature of our work; the technology we teach;…

    8:30am11:00am

    Egan Research Center, Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA, 02115

    Apr.
    25
    2023

  • Workshop

    Democracy Impact Studios: Countering Election Subversion

    The Burnes Center will host the first of three discussions that will bring together diverse experts in a range of disciplines and fields to surface concrete…

    Apr.
    19
    2023

  • National Association of Attorney Generals (NAAG) 2023 Symposium

    Burnes Center Director Beth Noveck will participate in “Regulating Algorithms: The How and Why” during the 2023 NAAG Symposium in Philadelphia, PA. 

    9:30am10:30am

    Philadelphia, PA

    Apr.
    18
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Using Behavioral Insights for the Public Sector

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Apr.
    13
    2023

  • Workers by the Numbers: Analyzing the March Jobs and Unemployment Report

    The Power at Work Blog will host a live analysis of the March Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs and unemployment report.

    8:45am9:45am

    https://poweratwork.us

    Apr.
    07
    2023

  • Seminar

    Cloud Platforms: How Digital Platforms are Overtaking the State and How We Can Regain Control

    3:30pm5:00pm

    West Village H, 366
    440 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115


    Or join on Zoom: L.Khoury.to/colloq-ss

    Mar.
    31
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Using Rapid Evidence Review to Find Solutions in Government

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Mar.
    30
    2023

  • Seminar

    Book talk: Solving Public Problems

    12:00pm

    Virtual

    Mar.
    30
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Workshops for Public Servants

    The Burnes Center’s InnovateUS program offers both an at-your-own pace curriculum focused on learning how to use data, technology and equitable engagement.

    9:45am4:15pm

    Mar.
    22
    2023

  • Meet-up

    Meet up for faculty, students and staff working on technology and democracy. 

    The Burnes Center for Social Change, 271 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 0211

    Mar.
    20
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Conducting Effective and Equitable Community Engagement

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Mar.
    16
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Thinking with Data: Leveraging Analytics to Better Define and Solve Problems

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Mar.
    09
    2023

  • Meet-up

    Postponed: Movie Screening of ‘She Said’ and discussion with Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times

    Dockser Hall (Law School), Room 220

    Feb.
    28
    2023

  • Seminar

    AI Procurement in Government

    In collaboration with Google, the Burnes Center and the GovLab are running a series of workshops for people inside government who hope to use artificial…

    9:45am4:15pm

    Feb.
    17
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Human-Centered Design for Public Servants

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    16
    2023

  • Meet-up

    Second Burnes Center Meet-Up on Labor Issues

    6:00pm

    2nd Floor, 271 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

    Feb.
    06
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Defining Your Problem

    3:00pm4:30pm

    Virtual

    Feb.
    02
    2023

  • Workshop

    Masterclass Series – Solving Public Problems: Innovation for the Workforce Ecosystem

    This Masterclass will be facilitated by Beth Noveck, PhD. Dr. Noveck is New Jersey’s first Chief Innovation Officer and professor at Northeastern University, where she…

    Virtual

    Feb.
    01
    2023

  • Workshop

    Writing for Social Change

    Northeastern University faculty are invited to learn more about “How to Turn Topic and Policy Papers into Engaging Narratives” in this two-hour workshop. Open to…

    2:00pm4:00pm

    The Burnes Center for Social Change, 271 Huntington Ave

    Jan.
    31
    2023

  • Seminar

    A Snapshot of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Procurement Challenges

    11:00am12:30pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    25
    2023

  • Workshop

    Masterclass Series – Solving Public Problems: Innovation for the Workforce Ecosystem

    This Masterclass will be facilitated by Beth Noveck, PhD. Dr. Noveck is New Jersey’s first Chief Innovation Officer and professor at Northeastern University, where she…

    Virtual

    Jan.
    24
    2023

  • Workshop

    Masterclass Series – Solving Public Problems: Innovation for the Workforce Ecosystem

    This Masterclass will be facilitated by Beth Noveck, PhD. Dr. Noveck is New Jersey’s first Chief Innovation Officer and professor at Northeastern University, where she…

    Virtual

    Jan.
    19
    2023

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS: Results Framework: Getting Important Work Done

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jan.
    19
    2023

  • Seminar

    Chokepoint Capitalism Book Talk

    Open to the public! The Burnes Center will cosponsor a talk by Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin about their newest book, Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big…

    Ryder Hall

    Dec.
    05
    2022

  • Workshop

    Social Media for Social Change with Cory Doctorow

    On December 5th at 12 pm at 271 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, The Burnes Center for Social Changeand the Department of Journalism are hosting…

    The Burnes Center for Social Change

    Dec.
    05
    2022

  • Seminar

    Solutions Journalism Convening

    On November 17, 2022, Burnes Center is convening leading practitioners and teachers of solutions journalism to discuss how to advance and deepen the field of…

    TBD

    Nov.
    17
    2022

  • Workshop

    Op-Ed Workshop with Bruce Schneier

    In today’s age of constant media babble and a vast explosion of online and print publications have transformed the traditional pathways of publication, prestige, and…

    The Burnes Center for Social Change, 271 Huntington Av

    Nov.
    14
    2022

  • Workshop

    Oakland City Challenge: Budgeting

    In this session, we will focus both on developing a budget for your pilot and a budget for scaling your project. This will include an…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    02
    2022

  • Workshop

    Oakland City Challenge: Persuasive Pitches

    To implement your projects, you will need to persuade people at every step of the process. Decks and pitches can help you gain support for…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Nov.
    02
    2022

  • Coaching Program

    Solving Public Problems Accelerator: Diagnosing Your Data Needs

    The goal of this session is to discuss your data needs and ways that data can be used to improve your understanding of your problem…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    25
    2022

  • Workshop

    Solving Public Problems Accelerator: Convening Global Social Innovators

    A four-day convening at the Bellagio Center in Italy will bring together finalists in the Solving Public Problems Accelerator program.

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Bellagio Center, Italy

    Oct.
    25
    2022

  • Workshop

    Oakland City Challenge: Designing Your Pilot and Measuring Impact

    This session will focus on articulating the pilot you want to launch in 2022 and addressing how your pilot will test your solution, what steps…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    24
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Effective Measurement and Pilots

    With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Burnes Center is running a coaching program to support global social innovators working to improve education, learning,…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    20
    2022

  • Coaching Program

    Oakland City Challenge: Fast Field Scanning and Powerful Partnerships

    The goal of this session is to discuss your strategy for implementing your social innovation project. In particular, we will discuss: 1) fast field scanning,…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    17
    2022

  • Workshop

    Creating a Performance Context with Strategic Outcomes, Strategic Foresight, Strategic Planning, and Enterprise Risk Management

    The Burnes Center’s InnovateUS program offers both an at-your-own pace curriculum focused on learning how to use data, technology and equitable engagement. The Center is…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    13
    2022

  • Seminar

    Resolviendo Problemas Públicos con Inteligencia Colectiva

    Beth Simone Noveck is joining this virtual discussion organized by Ideas Labs, where she will be presenting findings from The Burnes Center’s City Challenges program.…

    4:00pm6:00pm

    Virtual

    Oct.
    06
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Persuasive Memo Writing

    In this one-hour virtual training, we will cover strategies for persuasive memo writing in order to help you write the killer memo to advance your…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Sep.
    08
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Powerful Partnerships

    In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will discuss different examples of partnerships, the advantages of cross-sector partnerships, and how to manage implementation challenges and risks.

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Aug.
    11
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Behavioral Insights

    In this virtual workshop, you will learn about behavioral science concepts and explore tools that can help you develop and test policies and services that…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jul.
    28
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Defining Problems with Data

    In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will describe how data can be used to help define and solve problems. You will walk away with an…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    30
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Defining Problems with People (Human Centered Design) – Interviewing and Journey Mapping

    Human-centered design puts the end user of a product or service at the center of the development process. People practicing human-centered design observe and interview…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    Jun.
    16
    2022

  • Workshop

    InnovateUS Summer Series: Innovation 101

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will develop their innovation literacy by exploring the concept of innovation, reflecting on their own examples and learning about how…

    2:00pm3:30pm

    Virtual

    May.
    19
    2022

  • Coaching Program

    Solving Public Problems Education Accelerator Coaching Program

    With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Burnes Center is running a coaching program to support global social innovators working to improve education, learning,…

    11:00am5:00pm

    Virtual

    Apr.
    01
    2022

  • Workshop

    Oakland City Challenge Design Workshops

    In collaboration with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Fund for Public Innovation, the Burnes Center and Mills College at Oakland ran an open…

    11:00am5:00pm

    Virtual

    Apr.
    01
    2022

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