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Susan Crawford goes to the White House [REVISED]

[April 1, but no joke: I spoke with Susan a couple of days ago and de-confirmed this “news.” National Journal got it wrong, and I repeated it, perpetuating the error. Sorry. Susan is indeed part of the Obama team, but reporting to Larry Summers, advising on tech policy, which is indeed fantastic. And true.]

Fantastic news:

Internet law expert Susan Crawford has joined President Barack Obama’s
lineup of tech policy experts at the White House, according to several
sources. She will likely hold the title of special assistant to the
president for science, technology, and innovation policy, they said.
Crawford, who was most recently a visiting professor at the University
of Michigan and at Yale Law School, was tapped by Obama’s transition
team in November to co-chair its FCC review process with University of
Pennsylvania professor Kevin Werbach. Her official administration
appointment has not been formally announced. Crawford may be best
known for her work with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers, the California-based nonprofit group that manages the
Internet address system. She served on ICANN’s board for three years
beginning in December 2005. She also founded OneWebDay, a global Earth
Day for the Internet that takes place every Sept. 22. Crawford, a Yale
graduate, clerked for U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie before
joining Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering where she worked until the end of

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2 Responses to “Susan Crawford goes to the White House [REVISED]”

  1. Indeed.

  2. […] But wait! It turns out our NGO Scoobie heroes are not so helpless after all. As the last part of the season opens, boatloads of International civil society orgs have come in to support the Scoobs. Will this create enough pressure to once again beat back the schemes of the NGO haters on staff and the Popular Kids? Will the Popular Kids get their sugar daddies to buy them a shiny new Vice President fresh off the Senate Judiciary Committee? Or will we see the New Administration embrace Hope & Change ‘n stuff. And, in another “jump the shark” sign, will the Season Finale include a guest appearance from a popular former cast member who left two seasons ago to do bigger projects? […]

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