Carnegie Mellon University

Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS)

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

IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy & Social-cybersecurity

IDeaS Center Spring 2024 Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminars:

Tuesday April 30, 2024, 4pm US Eastern - Zoom Only

Matthias C. Kettemann


Promoting Cybersecurity and a Consistent Cyber Policy through Analytics: Introducing the European Repository of Cyber Incidents

The European Repository of Cyber Incidents (EuRepoC) is an independent research consortium dedicated to better understanding the cyber threat environment in the European Union and beyond. Launched in November 2022, EuRepoC's key objectives are to promote data-driven discussions and policymaking within the field of cyber security and raise awareness of cyber security threats by providing an analytical framework for assessing and comparing the ‘life cycle’ of cyber incidents, focusing on technical, political and legal aspects. The presentation will introduce the Repository's approach and discuss the importance of a data-driven, open source approach to analyzing cybersecurity incidents and cyber threats. 


Matthias C. Kettemann is Professor of Innovation, Theory and Philosophy of Law and head of the Department for Theory and Future of Law at the University of Innsbruck.  He leads the University’s Quantum Ethics Lab and heads research programmes at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research in Hamburg. After studying law in Graz, Geneva and at Harvard Law School he taught in Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Jena. He works and publishes on the power of rules and the rules of power in online spaces and has been engaged as an expert for the Council of Europe, UNESCO, OSCE, and national parliaments and ministries.

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2024 Fall Seminar Schedule - TBD

The IDeaS Seminar series are held during Spring and Fall semesters. Most seminars are live streamed and available on our YouTube page after the event. 

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**Unless noted all seminars will be held virtually via Zoom. Additional talk details and registration links will be posted online prior to seminar dates. Email to be added to the mailing list.

Past Seminar Presenters

Computational and Design Approaches for Combating Problematic Online Information

Tanu Mitra

Juliana Schroeder - The Psychology of Reading "Mind" During Conversation

Juliana Schroeder

Katie Harbath - Tech and elections - A brief history of how we got here and where we go next

Katie Harbath

Sam Gregory - Deepfakes: Critical questions on current problems and emerging ‘solutions'

Sam Gregory

Ananya Sen - Quantifying the User Value of Social Media Data

ananya sen

Daniyar Serikov - Distortions in the Kazakh Media Landscape

grayscale globe with Kazakhstan highlighted by its flag

Jessica Dawson - The Surveillance App Economy and the National Security Risk

Jessica Dawson

Joshua Tucker - The (Surprisingly?) Limited Impact of Russia's Election Interference on Twitter in the 2016 US Election

Joshua Tucker

Yan Leng Ph.D. - Analysis of misinformation during the COVID-19 outbreak in China: cultural, social and political entanglements

Yan Leng