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Big Ideas About Information Lecture February 18

On Thursday, February 18, The Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law will present its Big Ideas About Information Lecture, Regulating Communications: Stories from the First Hundred Years. The event takes place at 4 p.m. in Hazel Hall, Room 120, at the law school campus in Arlington.

Presenting the lecture will be Glen Robinson, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, 1974–76, and the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at University of Virginia School of Law.

Robinson, drawing on his distinguished career as a scholar and policy maker, will present three stories to illustrate salient features of FCC regulation: (1) a story about the construction of regulatory paradigms, specifically the natural monopoly model, (2) a story of regulatory parthenogenesis, or the FCC’s self-defining qualities, and (3) a story about the symbols that drive or distort regulation, particularly in spectrum allocation policy.

Glen O. Robinson joined the University of Virginia faculty in 1976 after serving as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission from 1974-1976. He practiced law with the Washington, D.C., firm Covington & Burling from 1961 to 1967. He is an honors graduate of Stanford Law School and Harvard University. Robinson has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department on communications matters and in 1979 was Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the World Administrative Radio Conference in Geneva.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please email the IEP. See the IEP web page for details.

The law school is served by the Metro's Orange Line (Virginia Square-GMU station). 

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