Dissonance Event Series

Dissonance U-M Speaker Series

Technology, law, privacy, and security are inextricably linked. Each area is intertwined with the way that government and commerce take place. This holds true for higher education, where these subjects underpin and enable how universities, including the University of Michigan, fulfill their teaching, learning, research, and clinical mission. The Dissonance event series explores these topics from a global and national perspective, and in doing so increases university-wide multidisciplinary discourse, and supports university initiatives related to data science.

The Dissonance event series is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from several supporting organizations across the university. If you would like to be informed of future Dissonance events, please add your name to our email list. You are also invited to suggest a topic or a speaker for future Dissonance events.

Most Recent Events

04/04/2018 - Elections in the Digital Age—Security, Policy, and the Law: a conversation with Cindy Cohn and Alex Halderman

Watch Cindy Cohn, LAW '89, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Alex Halderman, U-M Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, discuss some of the most cutting-edge issues in law, technology, and policy. With their expertise in how changes in technology affect privacy, speech, security, intellectual property, and surveillance, Cohn and Halderman chat about their work, future challenges, and the role of technologists and lawyers in achieving technology policy goals that preserve individual rights and the public interest. Michigan Law Clinical Fellow Gautam Hans, LAW '12, SI '12, served as moderator.

Cohn, Halderman, and Hans









03/12/2018 - Nate Wessler, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

A Dissonance event at the U-M College of Law featuring Nate Wessler, staff attorney with the ACLU speaking about the ACLU's Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology.