Friday Panel Sessions:

Mobile Communications, the Internet and the Digital Economy: Comparisons and Lessons from Four Major Developing Countries - China, India, Mexico This panel will focus on the impact of the widespread penetration and use of intelligent mobile devices in major developing countries, specifically China, India, Mexico, with the policies of the EU as a comparison.  

Panel Moderator: Prabir Neogi, Carelton University


Jason Whalley, Northumbria University
Rekha Jain, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad
Krishna Jayakar, Co-Director, Institute for Information Policy
Donald P. Bellisario, Pennsylvania State University
Judith Mariscal Aviles, Centro de Investigacian y Docencia Economica


The State of Children's Media The objective of this panel is to examine trends in children’s media and to identify regulatory or other means of nurturing and protecting children.

Panel Moderator: Cecilia Kang, New York Times

Angela Campbell, Georgetown University Law School
Elizabeth Handsley, Flinders University in Australia
Susan Linn, Boston Children’s Hospital
Victoria Phillips, American University Washington College of Law

Algorithmic Bias Detection and Mitigation: Developing Industry Best Practices This panel will present the findings from a multidisciplinary research project, that includes industry and academic experts, to explore algorithmic fairness and accountability. Relying upon data collected from structured focus groups with policymakers and data scientists, the research compiles best practices, including scientific procedures, that sufficiently identify bias at the onset, and apply appropriate mitigation strategies.

Genie Barton, Privacy Genie
Paul Resnick, University of Michigan
Nicol Turner Lee, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution


Saturday Panel SessionS:

Internet Governance Policy Research Impacts: Mapping, Methods, & Messages The ultimate aim of this panel is to help shape future research agendas/research approaches to craft both methods and messages that can be of use to researchers and policy makers globally and locally. It should serve as a catalyst for the TPRC participants (whether researchers or policy makers or practitioners) to take away strengths and weaknesses of multi-disciplinary and collaborative research approaches in terms of possible impacts on policy and practice and to identify novel research approaches that can incorporate policy makers, practitioners, and researchers to strengthen policy impacts especially in controversial internet governance arenas. 

Panel Moderator: Nanette S. Levinson. American University

Derrick L. Cogburn*, American University
Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law
Laura Denardis*, American University
Jonah Force Hill, US Department of Commerce/NTIA
Francesca Musiani, Institute for Communication Sciences, CNRS, France & Editor, Internet Policy

What Can Regulation Learn from Antitrust? And Vice Versa? The purpose of this panel is to look more broadly at the lessons from the history of both antitrust action and telecommunications regulation to ask not whether one is better than the other but, rather, what each can learn from the other.

Panel Moderator- Jamillia Ferris, former chief of staff to the Antitrust Division, who managed the FCC staff review of the AT&T/ DirecTV merger

Jonathan Baker, antitrust economist and former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics and Chief Economist of the FCC, American University Washington College of Law
William Kovacic, former Chairman, FTC
Roslyn Layton, regulatory economist and expert in telecommunications at the American Enterprise Institute
Jonathan Sallet, former FCC general counsel and former deputy assistant attorney general in the antitrust division
Howard Shelanski, former head of OMB’s OIRA, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, and Chief Economist at the FCC.

Innovative Approaches to Connecting the Unconnected This panel will assess the state of the empirical literature, discuss various innovative demand- and supply-side strategies to connect unconnected communities, and present preliminary findings of ongoing efforts to assess different approaches to promoting connectivity.

Panel Moderator- Sharada Srinivasan


Bronwyn Howell, Victoria University of Wellington
Rekha Jain, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Samia Melham, World Bank
Revi Sterling, USAID
Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania
Erin Troland, CCN