This seminar will provide an overview and analysis of the different approaches being taken or considered, with emphasis on Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This is a HYBRID EVENT offered:* Online via webinar* In person All are invited to join us in person at the Harvard Kennedy School, Wexner 434 AB on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch will be served.
Members of the general public will enter the campus through the Courtyard and proceed to the Wexner Security Desk. Please be prepared to show an ID.
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Jon Sallet is special assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado. Prior governmental service includes an appointment as general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, deputy assistant attorney general for litigation in the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and director of the Office of Policy & Strategic Planning for the U.S. Department of Commerce. His publications concentrate on antitrust issues, including Louis Brandeis: A Man for This Season, 16 Colo. Tech. L.J. 365 (2018), and, with Professor Nancy Rose, The Dichotomous Treatment of Efficiencies in Horizontal Mergers: Too Much? Too Little? Getting it Right, 168 U Penn L. Rev. 1941 (2020), which has been named a winner of the 2021 Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship. Jonathan Sallet is a Senior Research Fellow at M-RCBG where he will contribute to a seminar series on Big Tech, global tech policy and tech regulation, while collaborating on a paper on related topics.
Tom Wheeler is a businessman and author and was Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at M-RCBG where he will contribute to a seminar series on Big Tech, global tech policy and tech regulation, while collaborating on a paper on related topics. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and holds a joint appointment as a Senior Fellow at HKS’ Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy . For over four decades, Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services. At the FCC he led the efforts that resulted in the adoption of Net Neutrality, privacy protections for consumers, and increased cybersecurity, among other policies. As an entrepreneur, he started or helped start multiple companies offering innovative cable, wireless and video communications services. He is the only person to be selected to both the Cable Television Hall of Fame and the Wireless Hall of Fame, a fact President Obama joked made him “the Bo Jackson of telecom.” Tom Wheeler’s newest book is From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future (Brookings Press, 2019). He is also the author of Take Command: Leadership Lessons from the Civil War (Doubleday, 2000), and Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War (HarperCollins, 2006).
Speakers and Presenters
Jon Sallet, former General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission; Senior Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Tom Wheeler, former Chair, Federal Communications Commission; Senior Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government