Susan Crawford: "The Responsive City: Using Data to Enhance Democracy"


Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00pm to 2:30pm


60 Oxford Street, Room 330

CRCS Lunch Seminar

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Place: 60 Oxford St., Room 330

Speaker: Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property, Harvard Law School (calendar 2014)

Title: The Responsive City: Using Data to Enhance Democracy

Cities and citizens around the world are using data around the world to thicken democratic engagement. Prof. Crawford will talk about her upcoming book ("The Responsive City," co-authored with Prof. Stephen Goldsmith of HKS) and the heroism it describes -- together with the many open policy questions it raises.

Susan CrawfordSusan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property at the Harvard Law School (2014). She is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and 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 also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.

Ms. 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 Sept. 22. One of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2009); IP3 Awardee (2010); one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011); and one of TIME Magazine’s Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds in Tech (2013).

Ms. Crawford received her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) (Washington, D.C.) until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy. Susan, a violist, lives in New York City.

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