Past Events

The 700 MHz Auction: Consequences & Opportunities

November 9, 2007
A conference presented by Information Gatekeepers Inc., Media Law & Policy Journal, and the Media Center at New York Law School

Chaired by Dr. Alan Pearce, President and CEP, Information Age Economics; Formerly Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission

The 16th Annual Telecommunications Policy Lecture: A Million Little Murrows: New Media and New Politics – A Conversation with Brian Lehrer

September 27, 2007
Brian Lehrer is a leading New York talk show host at the nation’s largest public radio station, WNYC. His award winning program, The Brian Lehrer Show, brings together a range of voices and perspectives on New York local, national and international news, and airs on WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820, and weekdays from 10am to noon. Time Magazine calls it “New York’s most thoughtful and informative talk show.” Lehrer’s guests regularly include many leading political and media figures. Lehrer is also a former host of NPR’s On the Media. He has a B.A. from SUNY Albany and Master’s Degrees from Columbia and Ohio State Universities.

“People say I’m lucky to get to talk for a living, but really I get to listen.”

National Security and Telecommunications: A Legal Analysis of the Terrorist Surveillance Programs

March 29, 2007
Media Law & Policy presents a discussion of the technological, constitutional and statutory issues related to the Terrorist Surveillance Programs, which were implemented by the Bush Administration in an attempt to track communications coming in or out of the United States by suspected terrorists.
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The Fifteenth Annual Telecommunications Policy Lecture: Competition Among Regulated Industries: An Evening with Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg

June 22, 2006
Douglas H. Ginsburg is Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to which he was appointed by President Reagan in 1986. He is also Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, and Visiting Lecturer and Charles J. Merriam Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School.

Judge Ginsburg previously served as Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, as Senior Official, Office of Management and Budget, and as assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Judge Ginsburg is a graduate of Cornell University and of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Articles Editor of the Law Review. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Law and Economics Association, and the Mont Pelerin Society. Judge Ginsburg serves on the Judicial Advisory Board of the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law.

An Evening with RICHARD D. PARSONS Chairman and CEO Time Warner Inc.

June 1, 2005
Mr. Parsons is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Time Warner Inc. Earlier in his career, he was the managing partner of the New York law firm Patterson, Belknap as well as counsel for Nelson Rockefeller.

Give Me Liberty: Individual Rights in a Time of War – An Evening with Anthony Lewis

February 10, 2004
Anthony Lewis is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of numerous columns, articles, and books. He will speak on recent legal developments in the treatment of citizens and others, in the wake of September 11 and the Iraq conflict.

Shaking the Alternative Film Financing Money Tree

Held on Thursday, October 23, 2003

A New Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communication:The Changing Landscape in the European Union

Held on Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Whatever Happened to the Information Superhighway?

Held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Journalism and Law: A Reporter’s Perspective

Held on Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Reporting from the Trenches: Physical, Corporate, and Governmental Pressures on Latin American Journalism

Held on Thursday, February 21, 2002

The Role of Parody in Copyright: Is a New Wind Blowing?

Held on Thursday, January 31, 2002