Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Harvard Law School Visiting Professor and co-director of the Berkman Center Susan Crawford joins Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, MA, Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston and Harvard Business School Professor and Chief of Staff to Mayor Menino, Mitchell Weiss, for a lively discussion around her new book, The Responsive City. The talk will be moderated by Harvard Law School Professor and co-founder and Director of the Berkman Center Jonathan Zittrain.
Lunch will be served and the author will be available for book signing.
About the Responsive City
The Responsive City is a compelling guide to civic engagement and
governance in the digital age that will help municipal leaders link
important breakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old
lessons of small-group community input to create more agile, competitive
and economically resilient cities. The book is co-authored by Professor Stephen Goldsmith, director of Data-Smart City Solutions at Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor Susan Crawford, co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Susan Crawford is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and a co-director of the Berkman Center. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and a contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired.
She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science,
Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition
team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She is a member of
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.
Ms. Crawford received her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. She
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 (now WilmerHale) (Washington, D.C.)
until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal
academy. Susan, a violist, lives in New York City.