The Specter of a Closed Internet: What is at Stake?

Center on National Security and the PEN American Center
Tuesday, October 14
4:30 p.m.

A discussion featuring:

Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School specializing in the Internet, the media and communications. He is credited with coining the term "net neutrality" and is the foremost author and theoretician on the subject of the open internet. His book The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires was published in 2010.

Micah Sifry is the co-founder and editorial director of Personal Democracy Media, which focuses on how technology can influence the political process. He is a co-founder of the Sunlight Foundation, and has taught and written extensively about the relationship between politics and the internet. He has written seven books including Is That A Politician In Your Pocket? published in the summer of 2014.

Jacob Weisberg is the chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group which oversees Slate, Slate V, The Root and Foreign Policy. Weisberg has written for the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair and New York Magazine.