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CITP Lecture Series: West Wing, Veep, or House of Cards? Policy and Technology in the Obama White House

Feb 13, 2017 04:30PM to 06:00PM

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Open to the Public
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Ed Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and the Director for the Center for Information Technology Policy and Program in Technology and Society, Information Technology Track

Professor Felten recently completed a 20-month rour of duty at the White House, where he served as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer.  In this talk he will discuss his experience there, describe ongoing policy challenges, and reflect on the role of technology and academic expertise in policymaking.