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Making the Grade? : A Report Card on US Policies for the Information Society

October 16, 2004
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Hosted by the Communication, Culture & Technology Program at Georgetown University

Conference Panels - Saturday October 16: 9am - 6pm

Confirmed speakers and topics as of Sept. 7

Session 1: Telecommunications, Internet, and Mass Media

Kathleen Wallman, CCT Program, Georgetown University  (Telecommunications)

Michael Calabrese, New America Foundation (Spectrum management)

Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy (Internet, broadband)

Andrew Schwartzman, Media Access Project (Mass Media)


Session 2. Electronic Commerce and Information Policy

TBA (Electronic Commerce)

Jim Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology (Spam)

Gigi Sohn, Public Knowledge (Intellectual Property)

Anthony Rutkowski, Verisign (IP-enabled services, convergence)


Session 3. Civil Liberties, Democracy, and Work


Lillie Coney, Electronic Privacy Information Center (Privacy, Surveillance)

TBA (voting technology)

Nancy Brigham, CPSR (labor, outsourcing)


Session 4. Global Policy

William Drake, CPSR (WSIS, Internet governance, WTO)

Manon Ress, Consumer Project on Technology (WIPO, UNICTRAL, Hague Conference)

Ernest Wilson IIIrd, U. Maryland (Developing countries)


Session 5. The Report Card

Session 6. Building a New Public Interest Agenda


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CPSR's 2004 Norbert Wiener Award Reception for Barry Steinhardt
Director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Program on Technology and Liberty-

Saturday October 16: 6:15-8:30 pm ?
Mr. Smith's of Georgetown
3104 M Street NW
Washington, DC

Mr. Steinhardt has been a prominent advocate for privacy and other civil liberties in the face of technologically-oriented threats. In addition to testifying before the U.S. Congress, he has addressed audiences ranging from the National Conference of State Legislatures to the UNESCO Conference on Intellectual Property. As the latter suggests, his activism has not been confined to the U.S. He was a co-founder of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign-the world's first international coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with the privacy and free speech rights of Internet users-and a member of the US delegation to the G-8 Government and Private Sector Tokyo Conference on Cyber Crime. His advocacy also extends to the media. His essays have appeared in such diverse publications as USA Today, CIO magazine, and the journal of the Davos World Economic Forum and he has appeared on a variety of news and talk shows on major television networks.

For more information on Barry Steinhardt and his work, see

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Annual Meeting of CPSR Members - Sunday, October 17: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ?
Georgetown University

- Free and open to the public. Please pre-register when form is available

Discussion Topics to Include, inter alia:
1. Introduction of board members
2. New Web Site, Publications
3. The State of CPSR
4. Reports from the CPSR Office
5. Ford Foundation Grant and CPSR Financial Conditions
6. Promoting Member Engagement
7. Working Groups and Chapters
8. Coalition Building with Other Public Interest Groups
9. New Programmatic Initiatives

Hotel rooms can be booked individually at the Marriott Courtyard Rosslyn, 1533 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA (+1-800-321-2211). CPSR has a small number of rooms reserved at a savings of about $20/night .

Members are welcome to contribute to the planning process.

Please contact Susan Evoy - - if you are interested in a discounted room at the Marriott, or helping with planning for the weekend.

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Why did you join CPSR?

I care about the issues that CPSR concerns itself, and I don't have the resources or time to address them personally.