Panel Discussion: Wonks, Engineers, and Innovators: Bringing New Perspectives to Governing

Who should make decisions about our governing our digital future? And how? Current and former Obama Administration officials reflect on how the federal government, private sector, and academia have worked to bring new voices to the table, expanding and innovating on what it means to make policy about this changing thing called the Internet. Looking back on initiatives like recruiting technologists for "tours of duty" in the federal government and making federal data open and available, panelists will ask how technological change created both opportunities and imperatives for new forms of governance.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM (Open to the public)
6th Floor MIT Samberg Center (E52)
50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA


Alex Macgillivray

Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer
Former General Counsel, Twitter

Beth Noveck Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor, New York University Director
Co-founder and director of The GovLab
Former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Director of the White House Open Government Initiative
Susan Crawford John A. Reilly Clinical Professor, Harvard Law School
Co-Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
Former Special Assistant to President Obama for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
Daniel Weitzner (moderator) Principal Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative