UPDATED Book Talk: Visiting Professor Susan Crawford: The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data Smart Governance, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

UPDATE: Due to high interest, the location of this talk has been moved from the Caspersen Room to the WCC building, Milstein East B. (October 28)

The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Visiting Professor Susan Crawford’s recently published book, The Responsive City:  Engaging Communities Through Data Smart Governance.

The Responsive City is a compelling guide to civic engagement and governance in the digital age that will help municipal leaders link important breakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old lessons of small-group community input to create more agile, competitive and economically resilient cities. The book is co-authored by Professor Stephen Goldsmith, director of Data-Smart City Solutions at Harvard Kennedy School, and by Professor Susan Crawford, co-director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Crawford Poster

Susan Crawford photoSusan Crawford 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 is 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. In December of 2012, Yale University Press published her book, Captive Audience: Telecom Monopolies in the New Gilded Age. 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 TIME Magazine’s Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds in Tech (2013). She is a member of the board of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC).

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.

Book talk panelists include:

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, MA;

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston;

Professor Mitchell WeissHarvard Business School Professor and former chief of staff to Boston Mayor Menino.

Moderated by Professor Jonathan ZittrainHarvard Law School Professor and co-founder and Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:00 noon.

Harvard Law School, WCC, Milstein East B.  (Directions).

Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library.

Free and open to the public.  Lunch will be served.

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