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WCL Fireside Chat with Former FCC Chair

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Tenley Campus, Yuma YT01-01 Grossman Hall 4300 Nebraska Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20016 United States (map)

The AU Washington College of Law (WCL) Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hosting a special fireside chat with Mignon Clyburn, former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair and prominent FCC commissioner, on the state of the FCC and where it is headed.

Given the current deregulatory agenda at the FCC, many are concerned how the FCC will keep true to its top priority set out in the Communications Act—to make sure all Americans have "affordable, efficient, and effective" access to communications services.

Topics for discussion include: net neutrality; consumer protection issues ranging across phone, cable, and internet; bridging the digital divide; unjust inmate calling rates; media ownership diversity; 5G deployment; and innovation and technology in the telecommunication industry.

Opening remarks offered by WCL Dean Camille Nelson. The conversation with Commissioner Clyburn will be moderated by Alumna Holly Saurer, Bureau Chief in the Media Bureau.

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Registration required; food provided for those who register.