Georgetown Law 2018 Symposium: The Governance and Regulation of Information Platforms

Georgetown Law 2018 Symposium: The Governance and Regulation of Information Platforms

Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:30am–5pm
Georgetown Law
Gewirz Building, 12th Floor
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001
(202) 662 9000

Overview

Details

Join leading academics and policy experts for a day-long symposium on the governance and regulation of information platforms.

Panels will explore:

  1. the roles platforms play as both subjects and sources of governance
  2. the roles platforms play—or might play—in structuring access to information and markets
  3. the role platforms play—or might play—in amplifying or mitigating false information, harassment, and political and social polarization, and how they may mitigate those problems, and
  4. questions of algorithmic accountability.

The conference will bring together academics, policy experts, advocates and regulators for a thought-provoking discussion about information platforms and the challenging governance and regulatory questions they present.

Schedule

8:30AM  BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

9:00AM  WELCOME

  • Dean William Treanor, Georgetown Law

9:15–10:45AM  PANEL 1: GOVERNANCE OF AND BY PLATFORMS

  • Paul Ohm, Georgetown Law (moderator)
  • Julie Cohen, Georgetown Law
  • Tarleton Gillespie, Microsoft Research
  • James Grimmelmann, Cornell Tech & Cornell Law School
  • Mireille Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Sabeel Rahman, Brooklyn Law School

11:00AM-12:30PM  PANEL 2: PROBLEMS OF ACCESS AND ENTRY

  • Howard Shelanski, Georgetown Law (moderator)
  • Lina Khan, Open Markets Institute
  • Chris Marsden, University of Sussex
  • Gigi Sohn, Georgetown Institute for Technology Law & Policy
  • Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee School of Law
  • Olivier Sylvain, Fordham University School of Law

12:30–1:45PM  LUNCH

1:45–3:15PM  PANEL 3: PROBLEMS OF FACT AND VALUE

  • Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Georgetown Law (moderator)
  • Derek Bambauer, University of Arizona School of Law
  • Anupam Chander, UC Davis School of Law
  • Danielle Citron, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Alice Marwick, UNC Chapel Hill

3:30–5:00PM  PANEL 4: CODING REGULATION VS. REGULATING CODE

  • Julie Cohen, Georgetown Law (moderator)
  • Ed Felten, Princeton University
  • The Honorable Terrell McSweeny, Federal Trade Commission
  • Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley School of Information
  • Paul Ohm, Georgetown Law
  • Rory Van Loo, Boston University School of Law

5:00–6:00PM  COCKTAIL RECEPTION (HOTUNG ATRIUM)