Speakers

Susan Crawford

Professor of Law,
Cardozo School of Law

Former Special Assistant
to the President for Science,
Technology, and Innovation Policy

Susan Crawford is a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York City and a columnist for Bloomberg View. 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.

Ms. Crawford was formerly a professor at the University of Michigan Law School (2008-2010). As an academic, she teaches Internet law and communications law. In 2012, Yale University Press will publish her book, “The Big Squeeze: The Crisis in American Communications.” 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). She is a member of the boards of Public Knowledge and TPRC.

For calendar 2012, Ms. Crawford will be the (Visiting) Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.

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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