Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Information Society Project Lunch Speaker Series Begins Feb. 5

Leading scholars and practitioners in law, technology, ethics, information policy, and intellectual property will discuss their research and the latest news and trends impacting the information society at the Information Society Project’s Spring 2008 Lunch Speaker Series, to be held weekly on Tuesdays from February 5 through May 6.

“It’s an opportunity to share insights and to collectively come to a better understanding of the ever-changing social, cultural, and legal terrain of our information-based society,” said Michael Zimmer, coordinator of the series and Microsoft Resident Fellow at the ISP.

Among the speakers participating are Helen Nissenbaum of New York University; Dan Brenner of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association; Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Yale Law School; Cathy Kirkman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Rick Whitt and Alan Davidson of Google; Bernt Hugenholtz of the University of Amsterdam; Yvonne Cripps of Indiana University; and Gaia Bernstein of Seton Hall University. 

The Lunch Speaker Series will take place Tuesdays from 12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sterling Building at Yale Law School. It is free and open to the public. More information is available on the ISP website.

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School was founded in 1997 by Professor Jack Balkin to study the impact of the Internet and other information technologies on law and society.  For more information, visit http://isp.yale.edu.