Susan Crawford

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Country: USA
Email: scrawford [at] scrawford.net
Website: scrawford.net
Blog: Susan Crawford's Blog
LinkedIn: susancrawford
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@scrawford
ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member
of the ICANN Board

Susan Crawford is a Professor at Harvard Law School and the co-director at the Berkman Center. She was a Visiting Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009).[1]

From 2005 until 2008, Crawford was a Director on the ICANN Board.[2] She has been considered a "prolific blogger" by Wired magazine and has written passionately about Net Neutrality. She is also the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and co-author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance [3]

In January 2012, Crawford wrote a widely circulated article supporting ICANN and its new gTLD program. She warned that too much complaint against ICANN's process supports governments who want to govern the Internet solely, without representation from other groups, which could possibly restrict the free flow of information on the Internet.[4]

Career History

Susan has been a Board Member at Public Knowledge since 2010, and has been with the Cardozo School of law and the CDT since 2003.[5] She has previously been a Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Law and at University of Michigan Law School.[6]

Crawford co-led the FCC transition team between the US government Bush and Obama administrations, following which she served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy through 2009.

She has previously 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 in Washington, D.C. until the end of 2002.[7] As a lawyer, her practice included litigation, counseling, and transactional work focusing on intellectual property, advertising, privacy, domain names, and e-commerce policy issues. She decided to switch to academia because, as she said, "life is short." She had already been writing and had taught copyright at Georgetown University Law Center, and decided to devote herself to full-time teaching.[8]

Publications

  • "The Tesla Dividend: Better Internet Access" [9]
  • Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age
  • The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance

Awards

Susan was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology in 2009, was an IP3 Awardee in 2010, and was one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future in 2011.[10]

Education

Crawford received her B.A. summa cum laude (1984) and J.D. from Yale University (1989).[11][12]

Fun Fact

During her education at Yale, Susan was the principal violinist in the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and still plays every day.[13]

External Links

  • OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the Internet taking place annually on September 22nd.

References

  1. About Susan Crawford. Retrieved 21 Apr 2016.
  2. About Susan Crawford
  3. Obama's Geek Squad , Wired.com
  4. Name-Calling on the Internet Is Serious Business, businessweek.com
  5. LinkedIn
  6. ICANN Bio
  7. ICANN Bio
  8. Cardozo Faculty Briefs, Winter 2004
  9. The Tesla Dividend. Retrieved 21 Apr 2016.
  10. About Susan Crawford
  11. ICANN Bio
  12. Cardozo Bio
  13. Cardozo Faculty Briefs, Winter 2004