Past lectures may include a webcast, complete description, or abstract.

  • 2021 Grafsein Lecture: Prof. Ryan Calo, Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Professor, University of Washington School of Law, "The Scale and the Reactor: What Science and Technology Studies Can (and Cannot) Teach the Law"
  • 2020 Grafsein Lecture: Prof. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media, Simon Fraser University, "Algorithms and the New Politics of Recognition"
  • 2019 Grafsein Lecture: Prof. Nicole Starosielski, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University,  "Network Interference: The Politics of Internet Operations"
  • 2018 Grafstein Lecture: Prof. Edward W. Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs
    Princeton University, "Guardians, Job Stealers, Bureaucrats, or Robot Overlords? Preparing for the Arrival of Intelligent Machines" (includes video)
  • 2017 Grafstein Lecture: Prof. Tim Wu, Columbia Law School, "The Attention Merchants" (includes video)
  • 2016 Grafstein Lecture: The Honourable Roger T. Hughes, Federal Court of Canada, "Lex Aetheria - Law of the Aether"
  • 2015 Grafstein Lecture: Konrad von Finckenstein, Former Chairman of the CRTC and Justice of the Federal Court, "Thoughts on Redesigning Canada's Regulatory System for Communications"
  • 2014 Grafstein Lecture: Prof. Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor of Culture and Media, The New School for Liberal Arts, "The Organization of Work. Next Steps for Crowdsourcing"
  • 2013 Grafstein Lecture: Prof. Joshua Gans, Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, "Information Wants to be Shared"
  • 2012 Grafstein Lecure: Prof. Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Harvard University, "Books, Libraries & The Digital Future"
  • 2011 Grafstein Lecture: Prof. Margaret Jane Radin, Henry King Ransom Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, "Boilerplate is Changing Our Legal Universe"
  • 2010 Grafstein Lecture: Professor Mark Rose,Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara: "Drama in the Courtroom, Nichols v. Universal and the Determination of Infringement"
  • 2009 Grafstein Lecture: Professor Neil Netanel, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, "Copyright’s Paradox"  
  • 2008 Grafstein Lecure: Professor Jessica Litman, University of Michigan Law School, "Rethinking Copyright"
  • 2007 Grafstein Lecture: Prof. C. Edwin Baker, Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, "Media Ownership and Media Markets: A Democratic and Economic Evaluation"
  • 2006 Grafstein Lecture: Ambassador David A. Gross, "New Technologies and the Rise of Political Liberty"
  • 2004-2005 Grafstein Lecture: Prof. Yochai Benkler, "Freedom, development, and the emergence of sharing in the networked information economy"
  • 2004 Grafstein Lecture: Peter Grant, "Blockbusters and Trade Wars"
  • 2003 Grafstein Lecture: Prof. A. Michael Froomkin, "Winners and Losers - The Internet Changes Everything - Or Nothing?"
  • 2002 Grafstein Lecture: Lawrence Lessig, "Free Culture".