[talks] The Future of Internet Policy, Fri Apr 5 @ 4:30 in Sherrerd 101

Stephen Schultze sjs at princeton.edu
Tue Apr 2 23:43:46 EDT 2013

Hello CS'ers,

This is our very-occasional reminder that the Center for Information
Technology Policy, across the quad in Sherrerd Hall, has many events
of interest to you throughout the year. You can view and subscribe to
our events calendar here:


This week, we have two events that you may want to check out:

Thursday, April 4 at 12:30pm (lunch is provided)
Grayson Barber -- Drones Are Like Flying Computers
306 Sherrerd Hall

Friday, April 5 at 4:30pm (reception follows)

Richard S. Whitt -- From SOPA to WCIT: A Glimpse of the Future of
Internet Policy
101 Sherrerd Hall
Richard Whitt is Corporate VP and Global Head of Public Policy and
Government Relations, Motorola Mobility LLC, a subsidiary of Google

Mr. Whitt will discuss how public policy grounded in the Internet’s
architecture can best ensure that the Net fully enables tangible
benefits such as innovation, economic growth, free expression, and
user empowerment. In particular, recognizing that the Internet is
rapidly becoming society’s chief operating system, Mr. Whitt will
examine several recent examples of public policy threats to the
Internet’s basic design principles. By contrast, an overarching public
policy framework should be faithful to the multifaceted nature of the
online world. Adhering to the deferential principle of “respect the
functional integrity of the Internet,” in combination with the
appropriate institutional and organizational implements, can help
ensure that any potential regulation of Internet-based activities
enables, rather than hinders, tangible and intangible benefits for end

Rick oversees all interactions with government policymakers around the
world at Motorola Mobility, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google.
Previously, he spent five and a half years in Google’s DC office,
working on a variety of public policy issues. Most recently, he had
served as director and managing counsel for federal policy, overseeing
strategic thinking on privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property,
Internet governance, free expression, international trade, and telecom
and media issues. Prior to joining Google in 2007, Rick founded and
headed NetsEdge Consulting, a public policy consulting firm that
provided legal analysis, regulatory strategy, and advocacy counsel.
>From 1994 to 2006, Rick worked in the legal department at MCI
Communications, where he served as vice president for federal law and
policy. Rick previously spent over five years as an associate attorney
in the communications practices of two large Washington, D.C.-based
law firms.

Stephen Schultze
Associate Director, Center for Information Technology Policy at
Princeton University

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