Media Lab Conversations Series: Susan Crawford
Media Lab Conversations Series: Susan Crawford
Date and time: 
Mar 28 13 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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Susan Crawford is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, a co-director of the Berkman Center. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and a contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009), and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She is a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.

Crawford was formerly a (Visiting) Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and a professor at the University of Michigan Law School (2008-2010). As an academic, she teaches Internet law and communications law. She was a member of the board of directors of ICANN from 2005-2008 and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes place each September 22. She is one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011). She is a member of the boards of Public Knowledge and the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC).

Crawford received her BA and JD from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) in Washington, DC until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy.