Berkman Klein Center

Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
Talk: Mixed-Mode Systems in Crisis Response

March 2015
Cambridge, MA

The Berkman Klein Center’s mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

Through discussions, lectures, conferences, and other gatherings, the Berkman Klein Center convenes diverse groups around a wide range of topics related to the Internet as a social and political space.



Invited to speak to the extended Berkman-Klein community about my extensive experience in humanitarian/disaster response practice in the field, coordinating digital/distributed efforts, and studying. I used complex-systems research to describe combining centralized and distributed decision making structures (mixed-mode systems) as applied to response and suggested future program design frameworks.