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Student Study Group with Tom Wheeler: New Networks, New Challenges
Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Tom Wheeler, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year, served as the Chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 under President Obama. For more than three decades, Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services, experiencing the revolution in telecommunications as a policy expert, an advocate, and a businessman. As an entrepreneur, he started or helped start multiple companies offering cable, wireless, and video communications services. Wheeler will lead two study groups in fall 2017.
Study groups are for Harvard students only (graduate and undergraduate) and are not-for-credit. Registration required; please register below.
Description: How we connect defines our commerce and culture. Driven by ever-changing technology, the networks that connect us are changing, and forcing us to change with them. We are not alone in this experience; twice before in history new networks delivered transformational change. A discussion of how the reshaping and testing that accompanied the network revolutions of history inform our activities today.