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Andrew Shapiro

Andrew L. Shapiro is a writer, lawyer, and entrepreneur. He is the author of The Control Revolution: How the Internet is Putting Individuals in Charge and Changing the World We Know, an Amazon bestseller which Industry Standard magazine called one of 1999's “Ten Books that Matter.”

Shapiro recently founded GreenOrder, a company that is using information technology to promote energy-efficient and environmentally sound business practices. He also is a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, where he teaches Internet law and policy, and a senior advisor to the Markle Foundation.

He previously served as director of the Aspen Institute Internet Policy Project; lecturer on Internet law at Columbia Law School; visiting fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society; First Amendment Fellow at New York University Law School's Brennan Center for Justice; and a fellow at The Century Foundation. In 1999, Shapiro was named by MIT's Technology Review magazine as one of 23 innovators who will shape the future of the Web.

A contributing editor at The Nation magazine, Shapiro’s writing has also appeared in diverse publications including The American Prospect, Feed, Foreign Policy, Lingua Franca, New York, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, Spin, The Washington Post, Wired, and The Yale Law Journal. He is the author of We're Number One!: Where America Stands-and Falls-in the New World Order (1992), which was also published in Japanese and German.

Shapiro speaks regularly at industry and academic conferences internationally and has been interviewed frequently on national TV and radio, and by leading newspapers. He is a cofounder of the Technorealism project, an attempt to raise public awareness about the impact of technology; a member of the Democracy Online Project’s National Task Force; and a member of the board of the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Shapiro is a graduate of Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Yale Law School, where he was co-editor-in-chief of The Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities and a senior editor of The Yale Law Journal. He served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was admitted to the New York State bar in 1996. His legal experience includes arguing a voting rights case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.