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Communications Law and Policy Symposium will address information policy in the modern world

The Communications Law and Policy 2nd Annual Spring Symposium will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Dining Hall. The event will feature a keynote by Kenneth Feree, a former media bureau chief at the Federal Communications Commission, and talks by representatives from The Department of Homeland Security, Cox Communications, the National Association of Broadcasters, Lenovo, and others. Major areas of discussion will include media ownership, property and digital technologies, homeland security, lobbying, and the legacy of September 11 on personal freedoms.

Raymond von Dran, dean of the School of Information Studies, will serve on the first Interdisciplinary Deans' Panel, which will address the impact of the September 11 bombings on the right to privacy and information access. The panel will also include Senior Associate Dean Lisa Dolak of the College of Law; law professor William Banks, director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism; and Maxwell Professor Alasdair Roberts, whose new book, Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, won the 2006 Louis Brownlow Book Award. Dean David Rubin of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will moderate the panel.
The symposium is presented by AT&T, DirecTV, and Patton Boggs and is co-sponsored by the School of Information Studies, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the College of Law.
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