Carnegie Mellon University

Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS)

CMU's center for disinformation, hate speech and extremism online

IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy & Social-cybersecurity

The Center for IDeaS holds several ongoing and annual events, including an international conference, a Summer Institute, and a bi-weekly seminar series. Available past event recordings available on our YouTube Channel. More events and series are in the works, check back often for updates!

IDeaS Events

IDeaS Center Seminar Series

Every Fall and Spring Semester, virtual on Zoom

Presented by the Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity, speakers come from multi-disciplinary academic, government and industry researchers focusing on mis/dis information and other online harms. Watch some of our past presentations and find out more information here.

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IDeaS Summer Institute

2023 IDeaS Summer Institute, Hybrid Event, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Date TBD, June 2023

Summer Institute Archive:

2022

2021

 

 

IDeaS Annual Conference

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2023 IDeaS Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Date TBD, April 2023

Past Conferences:

2021

2020

Social Cybersecurity Policy Series

Co-hosted with the Institute for Policy and Strategy and are focused on discussions of policy both foriegn and domestic.

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Upcoming Speakers:

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Friday November 4th - 12pm US Eastern

Rob Spalding's thought leadership—former White House National Security Council senior director for strategic planning and retired USAF general—led to a reset in national security and public policy in the US and globally. Rob is the CEO of SEMPRE.ai, and the author of “STEALTH WAR” and “War without Rules.”  

 

IDeaS/ Hewlett Cyber Initiative Seminars

Co-sponsored by the Center for Informed Democracy and Social-cybersecurity and Carnegie Mellon University’s Hewlett Cyber Initiative, this seminar series engages thought leaders and policy makers on critical current events.

Past Events

Knight Research Network Tool Demonstration Day

October 13, 2021
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Digital tools developed by members of KRN and our friends at other institutions further this goal by making it easier for researchers to gather and sort data, bring data-driven information to the public in innovative, visual formats, fact check news and other information, and detect bots and trolls online.  

The KRN Tool Demonstration Day is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored event Spring 2021

Dietrich Deep Dives

The election of 2020 and the events surrounding it represent an historic time in American democracy. The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce "Dietrich Deep Dives," a series of engaging and in-depth presentations about critical political and societal issues through the lens of the humanities, social sciences and related fields. These virtual webinars are open to Carnegie Mellon University alumni, students, faculty and staff.

Topics include: Electronic Voting Machine Security, Social Media and Misinformation, Cable News and Misinformation, The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories, Voter Suppression and Voter Fraud

Available recordings at the link above.

The 3rd Carnegie Mellon University Open Science Symposium
October 20, 2020

The symposium will build awareness and support for the adoption of open research practices and encourage innovative ideas about data sharing. Speakers include IDeaS Co-Director Kathleen M. Carley. Find more information here.

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Grefenstette Symposium: Disinformation, Misinformation and Technology
October 7, 2020

The IDeaS Center collaborated with Duquesne University for the Inaugural Grefenstette Symposium: Disinformation, Misinformation and Technology: New Ethical Challenges and Solutions on October 7th. Learn more about the symposium here.

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Combatting Disinformation One Month Before the Election: What State and Local Policy Makers Can Do
October 6, 2020

The IDeaS Center and the Block Center for Technology and Society will co-presented Combatting Disinformation One Month Before the Election: What State and Local Policy Makers Can Do with panelists Kathleen Carley and Yonatan Bisk. 

Read the CMU news story about this event