Call for participation

Conference Announcement – Call for Participation


REGULATING THE EVOLVING BROADBAND ECOSYSTEM

A by-invitation workshop organized by the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and the University of Nebraska College of Law, and cosponsored by the Federal Communications Commission

September 10–12, 2014

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St. SW, Washington, DC

Over the past 20 years, the communications ecosystem has rapidly converged toward general purpose and interoperable digital networks. More recently this convergence has facilitated competition from both traditional and new firms using both facilities-based and over-the-top platforms. This ongoing evolution of the broadband ecosystem is changing both the shape of the industry and how we think about regulating it.

On September 10–12, the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and the University of Nebraska College of Law, in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will be hosting a three-day conference to discuss these issues. The conference is intended to highlight the latest academic thinking on broadband regulation and to give FCC staff the opportunity to interact with leading scholars. The conference will feature presentations of 10 academic papers, commentary from policy experts and regulators, and plenary sessions. This call for participation asks for interested parties to submit abstracts for papers related to the following topics, as well as expressions of interest from or nominations for possible commentators:

  • Has the FCC’s “light touch” approach to Internet regulation been a success? What lessons can we learn from the past 20 years?
  • What does the future hold in terms of changing uses and architectures? What are the implications for regulatory policy?
  • How will changes in content and Internet consumption habits impact the Internet? What are the implications for policy?
  • How are communications technologies and infrastructures likely to evolve over the coming decade? For example, what are the prospects for and implications of “5G” and millimeter wave wireless?
  • How do we approach the emergence of the Internet of Things? What policy, safety, and privacy issues need to be addressed?
  • Do evolving economic theories of innovation provide useful insights that can guide regulatory policy? If so, how?
  • How does administrative procedure affect the substance of communications law and regulation?
  • How should economic theories of dynamic competition be incorporated in regulatory policy?
  • How should regulators approach changing technologies?
  • What are the implications of over-the-top for the structure of telecommunications regulation?
  • How is the breakdown of the traditional communications silos affecting telecom regulation today? How is it likely to continue affecting regulation in the future?

All disciplines are welcome to submit. For papers, please submit abstracts up to 500 words, together with author biographies, to Guro Ekrann at guro.ekrann@aei.org by June 25, 2014. For possible commentators, please submit biographies or CVs. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 15, and papers may be published in a conference compendium. Download a PDF of this information.

Save the Date!

The 2014 DC Conference focusing on Space Law will be held on Tuesday November 4th!

The public sessions will be held in the First Amendment Room at The National Press Club from 12:00pm to 3:00pm with a light lunch and refreshments available to all those who register.

Registration for these sessions is free and open to anyone studying or working in the space, or adjacent, industries.

Registration will open on our around August 4th on this website.

National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington DC 20045

6th Annual Space and Cyber Law Conference PostcardFree Registration 

Agenda

The Willard

Immediately following both sessions on the 5th and 6th all registered guests are invited to join us for a heavy appetizer and wine reception free of charge.

Join the conversation and see conference updates before and during the panels on Twitter @spacecyberlaw and #DCspacecyberlaw 

Attorneys: This conference has been approved for 5 Regular CLE hours. 

Cyber Law day on November 5th at 3pm begins with the panel, “Cyber Intrusions: Tallinn Report – What Advances? What Weaknesses?” Our panelists include Col. Gary Brown (USAF ret.), Catherine Lotrionte (Georgetown), and Professor Jack Beard (University of Nebraska). Following the cyber panel, the panel on telecommunications law is structured around the 100 year anniversary of the Kingsbury Commitment, the first antitrust consent decree relating to the US telecommunications system and arguably the beginning of modern regulation of this system, "Regulation v. Market Based Mechanisms for The Internets Future." It will feature four panelists, all of whom have thought and written extensively about the past and future of telecommunications law: Milton Mueller (Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies), Randolph May (President, Free State Foundation; former Director of Communications Policy Studies, Progress and Freedom Foundation and Associate General Counsel, FCC), Rob Frieden (Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law, Penn State University), and Justin (Gus) Hurwitz (Professor of Telecommunications Law at Nebraska Law).

On November 6th at 3pm Panel 1 discusses "Commercial Space Liability Issues [focusing on 3rd party and SFP liability issues]" featuring Patti Grace Smith (Patti Grace Smith Consulting, former Assoc. Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation FAA), Russ McMurry ( General Counsel, Boeing), Caryn Schenewerk (Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Space X), Frans von der Dunk (Professor of Space Law, UNL College of Law). Panel 2 on "Commercial Space Liability Issues [focusing on SFP and sponsored flight issues]" includes Courtney Graham (Assoc. General Counsel, Commercial and IP Law Practice Group, NASA), Laura Montgomery (Senior Attorney, FAA), Pamela Meredith (Co-Chair, Space Law Practice Group, Zuckert, Scoutt, Rasenberger)



Questions? Contact Executive Director, Elsbeth Magilton at elsbeth.magilton@unl.edu 

Karlus Cozart at 2012 DC Conference. Photo by Bambi King

Justin Blanset. Photo by Bambi King Matthew McHale. Photo by Bambi King

LL.M. Candidate Karlus Cozart asking questions of the panel at the 5th Annual Space and Cyber Law Conference in Washington DC.

LL.M. Alumni Justin Blanset asking questions of the panel at the 5th Annual Space and Cyber Law Conference in Washington DC.

LL.M. Alumni Matthew McHale asking questions of the panel at the 5th Annual Space and Cyber Law Conference in Washington DC.

Panel 1 DC Conference 2012. Photo by Bambi King Panel 1, Day 1 DC Conference 1012. Photo by Bambi King Panel 2, Day 2 DC Conference 2012. Photo by Bambi King

Panel: Cyber Warfare – The Present and Future

Matthew Schaefer, Director and Professor of Law, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law LL.M. Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

Professor Catherine Lotrionte, Executive Director, Institute for Law, Science and Global Security, Georgetown University

Professor Jack Beard, Assistant Professor, UNL College of Law, former Deputy Associate General Counsel (International Affairs) DOD

Panel: Regulating and Incentivizing Commercial Space in an Operational Era

Matthew Schaefer, Director and Professor of Law, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law LL.M. Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

Courtney Graham, Associate General Counsel for Commercial and Intellectual Property Group, NASA

Laura Montgomery, Senior Legal Counsel, FAA-AST

Frans von der Dunk, Professor of Law, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law LL.M. Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

Panel: Cyber Legislation and Implementation: Views from the
Ground, the Hill, and DOJ re Issues of Computer Fraud, Intellectual
Property Protection, and Info Sharing/Immunity

Joe Demarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco & former Asst. US
Attorney (S.D.N.Y.)

Aaron Cooper, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Senate
Judiciary Committee

John Lynch, Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, US Dept. of Justice

Matt Oppenheim, Founding Partner, Oppenheim & Zebrak

Matthew Schaefer, Director and Professor of Law, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law LL.M. Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

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Virgin Galactic Panel at the Newseum 2010

4TH Annual University of Nebraska College of Law
Washington, D.C. Space and Cyber Conference
Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (One block from White House)
Washington, D.C.

 


WEDNESDAY OCT. 12TH 3:00-5:00PM
"THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL SPACE REGULATION: NEAR-TERM AND LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVES"

With reception following from 5:00-6:30PM

Speakers:

  • Tim Hughes, Vice-President and General Counsel, SpaceX
  • Marc Holzapfel, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel, Virgin Galactic
  • Courtney Graham, Assoc. General Counsel for Commercial Law, NASA
  • Laura Montgomery, Senior Attorney, FAA
  • Dennis Burnett, Vice-President Trade and Export Controls, EADS

 


THURSDAY OCT. 13TH 3:00-5:00PM
"CYBER ATTACKS, CYBER ESPIONAGE, AND CYBER CRIMES: THE POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITS OF THE LAW"

With reception following from 5:00-6:30PM

Speakers:

  • Col. Gary Brown, Staff Judge Advocate, US Cyber Command
  • Catherine Lotrionte, Professor, Georgetown Univ. (former Assoc. Gen. Counsel, CIA)
  • Joe DeMarco, Partner, Devore & Demarco (former Asst. US Attorney for Southern District of NY)

3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Space and Cyber Conference
Supported by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) &
American Branch of International Law Association (ABILA)
Day 1-Telecom

National Security Policies - for Cyberspace and Outer Space
Thursday, September 9: Cyber-Security at Newseum, DC
9:00-9:05: Welcome and Introduction: Marvin Ammori & Matt Schaefer, Professors of Law, University of Nebraska, College of Law, and Susan Poser Law College Dean.
9:05-10:30: Keynote Conversation

  • Bruce Schneier, BT: Chief Security Technology Officer; author of numerous books and Schneier on Security blog
  • Stewart Baker, Steptoe & Johnson; previously, Department of Homeland Security, Assistant Secretary for Policy; author Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow's Terrorism (2010)

10:35-12:05: Defining the Problems: Technology, Incentives, and People

  • Scott Borg, Director and Chief Economist, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
  • Jason Healey, Delta Risk: Senior Consultant; formerly White House: Director for Cyber Infrastructure Protection
  • Marcus Sachs, Verizon: Executive Director for National Security and Cyber Policy
  • Kim Hart, Politico: Reporter (moderator)

12:00-1:15 Lunch
1:20-2:50: Addressing the Problem

  • James Lewis, Center for Strategic and International Studies: Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program; author of Securing Cyberspace in the 44th Presidency
  • Greg Nojeim, Center for Democracy and Technology: Senior Counsel & Director of Project on Freedom, Security & Technology
  • Liesyl Franz, Tech America: Vice President for Information Security and Global Public Policy
  • Rob Knake, Council on Foreign Relations: International Affairs Fellow in Residence, and co-author with Richard A. Clarke of Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It (moderator)

3:00-4:00: Keynote Legal Conversation

  • Col. Gary Brown, U.S. Cyber Command: Judge Advocate General
  • Daniel J. Ryan, National Defense University: Professor of Systems Management; formerly National Director of Information Systems Security for the Office of the Secretary of Defense

 

3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Space and Cyber Conference

Supported by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) &
American Branch of International Law Association (ABILA)
Day 2-Space
September 10, 2010

 

The New US National Space Policy: Legal, Policy & Diplomacy Implications

 

8:00 Registration.

8:45 Welcome: Professor Matt Schaefer, UNL College of Law, Director, Space and Telecom Law Program

9:00-9:45  Military Space Keynote: Gen. James E. Cartwright, Vice-Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff  (confirmed)

9:45-10:05 Break

10:05-11:15 Military Space Panel: Legal, Policy and Diplomacy Implications
Moderator: Matthew Schaefer, Director, UNL College of Law, Space & Telecom Law Program
Speakers:
Bruce MacDonald, Senior Director, Congressional Commission on Strategic Posture of US (confirmed)
Peter Marquez, Director, Space Policy, National Security Council (likely)
Deborah Plunkett, Office of General Counsel Dept. of Air Force (confirmed depending on travel or another representative of the office will appear)
Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation (confirmed)

11:15-11:45 Break

11:40 Remarks by Dean Susan Poser, University of Nebraska, College of Law

 

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DC conference
2nd Annual Space and Telecom Law Conference

Telecommunications/Cyber Law - Day One Schedule

Cyber-Diplomacy Keynote Speaker
Alec Ross - PowerPoint in PDF form

Moderator
Marvin Ammori - PowerPoint in PDF form

Cyber Security panel
Vicki Belleau - PowerPoint in PDF form
Maeve Dion - PowerPoint in PDF form

Trade Policy and Competition In Europe and the US
Earl Comstock - PowerPoint in PDF form
Erzsebet Fitori - PowerPoint in PDF form
Deborah Lathen - PowerPoint in PDF form
Bertrand Vandeputte - PowerPoint in PDF form

International Space Station Panel
Dr. Andreas Diekmann - PowerPoint in PDF form
Jay Steptoe - PowerPoint in PDF form

Day Two Space Law

ITAR/Export Control Panel
Colatis - PowerPoint in PDF form

Communications as a Civil Right
Jan Malinowski - PowerPoint in PDF form
Monica Horten - PowerPoint in PDF form
Jeremie Zimmermann - PowerPoint in PDF form

Space Tourism Panel
Frans von der Dunk - PowerPoint in PDF form

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW SPACE AND TELECOM LAW

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