Information Policy

The Bowling Green Civic Assembly

The Bowling Green Civic Assembly is a pilot process for strengthening the feedback loops between citizens, civic groups, elected leaders, and local media in communities.

Influence Mapping

Helping data journalists and civil society groups map and analyze complex relationships of power.

The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

The home of an international network of scholars and activists working on the regulatory and policy environment around knowledge and information.

The Takedown Project

An effort to better understand how the ‘Notice and Takedown’ process mediates conflicts between Internet users, rights holders, and online service providers. Our empirical study of the issue was published in March 2016.

The Open Syllabus Project

The American Assembly is the home of the Open Syllabus Project (OSP), an effort to build the first large-scale online database of university course syllabi as a platform for the development of new research, teaching, and administrative tools.

Joe Karaganis and Evelin Heidel: Shadow Libraries @ MIT Press Bookstore

On July 30th, 2018, the MIT Press Bookstore welcomes Joe Karaganis and Evelin Heidel to the bookstore to discuss their book, Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education.

Shadow Libraries (May 2018)

2018. Joe Karaganis (ed.)
Shadow Libraries examines how students get the materials they need for their educations.

Bowling Green Civic Assembly

The three phases of the Civic Assembly, held between February 4th-10th, 2018, are an approach to helping communities by strengthening the feedback loops between citizens, civic groups, elected leaders, and local media.

Oligrapher (May 2017)


Oligrapher is a downloadable social network mapping tool designed to support the work of data journalists and other researchers who tell stories using complex social network data and any dataset.  

Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice (March 2016)

2016. Jennifer Urban, Joe Karaganis, Brianna Schofield

A report exploring how the notice and takedown process became one of the principle mechanisms for regulating freedom of expression, and what it means when robots take over the job of mediating conflicts over online speech.

The American Assembly
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