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Aspen Forum Sessions Explore Internet Policy

Aspen Forum Sessions Explore Internet Policy

 Panelists to Discuss Domestic and International Issues

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

August 2, 2012 – Two panel discussions at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2012 Aspen Forum will cover an array of forthcoming national and international internet policy issues. The panels will feature U.S. and foreign government officials and public policy experts from a range of Internet corporations. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 19 – 21.

The panel “Internet Governance in the 21st Century: Global Considerations” will be moderated by Amb. David Gross, Partner at Wiley Rein. Speakers will discuss international proposals to regulate the Internet and the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). Participants include:

Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator, Office of International Affairs National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce

Naser Al-Rashedi, Representative to the International Telecommunication Union, United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Renato Opice Blum, Partner, Opice Blum Advogados Associados

Stephen Crocker, Chairman, Board of Directors, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Chief Executive Officer, Shinkuro, Inc

Luigi Gambardella, Chairman, Executive Board, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)

During the session “The Internet Ecosystem: Policy Issues for the Next Four Years,” panelists will discuss the roles of the FCC and the FTC in the internet space, how we should think about competition, spectrum policy, and how regulatory policy might differ based on the outcome of the 2012 elections. The panel will be moderated by TPI’s Scott Wallsten. Participants include:

James Assey, Executive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association

Pablo Chavez, Director of Public Policy, Google

Brett Feldman, Vice President, US Telecom Services, Deutsche Bank

Kyle McSlarrow, President, Comcast/NBC Universal, Washington, D.C., Comcast Corporation

Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Thomas Tauke, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon

Click here for the complete Aspen Forum agenda.

Registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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