Friday Panel Sessions:

Mobile Communications, the Internet and the Digital Economy: Comparisons and Lessons from Four Major Developing Countries - China, India, Mexico and Brazil 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 and Brazil. 

Panel Moderator: Prabir Neogi, Carelton University


Erik Bohlin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
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
Roxana Barrantes Caceres, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – PUCP


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


Artificial Intelligence Policy Challenges This panel will discuss these and other issues facing policymakers as the technology advances. This panel is likely to be relevant to the TPRC community for a number of reasons. First, the topic is a new technological development with major policy implications. Second, it is related to other areas covered by the conference: privacy, inequality related to digitization, intellectual property (related to questions of algorithmic transparency), and data science. 

Anton Korinek, University of Virginia
Maja Brkan, Maastricht University
Jeff Prince, Indiana University
Sarah Oh, Technology Policy Institute
Scott Wallsten, Technology Policy Institute: Moderator


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, antitrust 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.

Hernan Galperin, University of Southern California
Kurtis Hiemerl, University of Washington
Rekha Jain, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Samia Melham, World Bank
Steve Song, University of Oregon
Tim Unwin, Royal Holloway University London
Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania