Susan Crawford opens 2011 Arts Industries Policy Forum Series
Law professor and former Obama Administration advisor, Susan Crawford, was guest speaker at the first Arts Industries Policy Forum of the year, held at the Washington, DC, offices of the Curb Center on February 7, 2011. Crawford, the most engaged voice for telecom/media/IP policy in the first year of the Obama administration, led the evening discussion, presenting her perspectives on current issues in media policy with special emphasis on the implications of the recent Comcast/NBCU merger. The presentation elicited an energetic response from Forum attendees — a diverse group whose day jobs are housed in the array of agencies and offices that shape the character of US cultural policy: the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Patent and Trade Office, State Department, the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and National Endowment for the Arts, among many others.
Crawford is a professor of law in the Cardozo Law School in New York City, and Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. She co-led the FCC Agency Review Team in the Obama-Biden transition, and served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Information Policy through 2009.
She is one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2009); IP3 Awardee (2010); World Technology Network Awardee (2010); and one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011).