The Future of Happiness: How Communication Technologies Will Change Our World—Or Not

Date: 

Oct 03, 2017, 6:00 pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Panel Discussion

Laura Kubzansky, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Co-Director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication; Co-Director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Jonathan L. Zittrain, George Bemis Professor of International Law, John F. Kennedy School of Government; Professor, Computer Science, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Vice Dean, Library and Information Resources, Harvard Law School; Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University 


What impact are information and communication technologies such as the Internet and social media having on our health, politics, and culture? While there is considerable controversy about this topic, informed analysis and empirical evidence to address it are lacking. In this discussion, an interdisciplinary group of experts from across Harvard University will debate the impact of these technologies on health, happiness, and well-being and discuss future implications for policy, practice, and culture. 

Free parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University