Blog in the Category "IWORD 2022"

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  • November 18, 2022

Blaise Aguera y Arcas

AI researcher, Fellow and VP, Google Research. He leads Google Research’s Cerebra, which produced MobileNets, Federated Learning, Coral, and many Android and Pixel AI features, as well as founding the Artists and Machine Intelligence program, which pairs machine intelligence engineers with artists to create art.

Danielle Allen

Director, Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics and James Bryant Conant University Professor. Her published works cover democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought, and she is particularly known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America…


  • November 18, 2022

Pre-workshop Reception: December 6, 2022

6:00–8:00 PM Welcome Reception
Grafton Street Pub, 59 JFK St.

Day 1: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

8:00 AM Breakfast Available
Bell Hall, Belfer Building 5th floor, Harvard Kennedy School

8:50–9:00 AM Welcome
Land Hall, Belfer Building 4th floor, Harvard Kennedy School

9:00–10:30 AM Session One: Participation 1
Land Hall, Belfer Building 4th floor, Harvard Kennedy School

James Bridle
Claudia Chwalisz
Lawrence Lessig
Beth Noveck
Eli Pariser
Rob Reich

10:30–11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM–12:30 PM Session Two: Technology…


  • November 18, 2022
Blaise Aguera y Arcas AI researcher, Fellow and VP, Google Research
Danielle Allen Director of Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics and Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Gojko Barjamovic Senior Lecturer on Assyriology, Harvard University
Benjamin Bratton Professor of Visual Arts, University of California San Diego
James Bridle Writer and artist
Sorcha Brophy Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management, Columbia University
Ryan Calo Professor of Law, University of Washington
Federica Carugati Lecturer in History and Political Economy, King’s College London…


  • November 18, 2022

The three closest hotels are:

The Charles Hotel (walking distance)
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Square Hotel (walking distance)
110 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 2138

Sheraton Commander Hotel (closest to the conference)
16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Main: 617-547-4800
Fax: 617-868-8322
Reservations: 800-535-5007

More Harvard University Area Hotels

Airbnb is another good option. There are lots of cost effective accommodations available…


  • November 18, 2022

IWORD is strictly invitational. There is no registration fee.

At this time IWORD is full and registration is closed. If you are already invited, please fill out this registration form.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Bruce Schneier.

International Workshop on Recreating Democracy (IWORD 2022)

  • November 18, 2022

The 2022 International Workshop on Recreating Democracy was held December 7-8, 2022. For a report on the workshop, see this blog post. The first ten comments are a summary of the discussions.

General Information:

IWORD is a small interdisciplinary workshop on recreating democracy. And we mean this very broadly. The idea is to start from scratch, to pretend we’re forming a new country and don’t have any precedent to deal with. And that we don’t have any unique interests to perturb our thinking. The modern representative democracy was the best form of government mid-eighteenth century politicians technology could invent. The twenty-first century is a very different place technically, scientifically, and philosophically. What could democracy look like if it were reinvented today? Would it even be democracy—what comes after democracy?…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.