TimeZone (America/Los Angeles)
Debugging DC: Why Government Is That Way
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:00:00 PM PST - 3:30:00 PM PST
This talk will describe the speaker's experience in government, where he served as the first Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission. Technologists often complain that government is broken and policymakers are clueless, but the truth is more complicated. This talk will explain why government works differently, why it can be perfectly fine for policymakers to not understand how the Internet works, how to work effectively with government officials, why legislative strategy is NP-complete, and why we need more technologists to spend time in public service.

Sponsoring Department:  
Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
www.cse.umich.edu

Lecture Series:   
CSE Distinguished Lecture

Speaker

Edward W. Felten
Edward W. Felten is a Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and the founding Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. 

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