Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Nicol Turner-Lee

Nicol Turner-Lee
Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer
MMTC

Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee is Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer for the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) where she is responsible for designing and implementing a research and policy agenda that supports MMTC’s mission, and advocates for telecom and Internet policy reform through legislation, rulemaking, executive orders, public-private partnerships, and best practices.  Prior to joining MMTC, Dr. Read more »

John G. Palfrey

John G. Palfrey
Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law
Harvard University

John Palfrey is Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. In these roles at Harvard Law School, he is director of the school’s library and Co-Chair of the IT committee. He is also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Palfrey’s research and teaching focus on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world. Read more »

Dale N. Hatfield

Dale N. Hatfield
Executive Director
Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado at Boulder

Dale N. Hatfield is the Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and an Adjunct Professor in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program—both at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Hatfield was the chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and, immediately before that, was chief technologist at the FCC. Mr. Hatfield retired from the Commission and government service in December 2000. Read more »

Jim Tankersley

Jim Tankersley
Economics Correspondent
National Journal

Jim Tankersley is the economics correspondent for National Journal. Tankersley joined National Journal from the Tribune Washington Bureau, where he covered energy, the environment and politics, with a heavy focus on economic issues during the 2008 presidential campaign, for newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. He has written extensively about domestic and global climate politics, including leading the Tribune Company’s coverage of the 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen. Read more »

Matt Bennett

Vice President for Public Affairs
Third Way

Alexis Madrigal

Alexis Madrigal
Senior Editor
TheAtlantic.com

Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor covering technology for TheAtlantic.com. He's the author of a forthcoming book about the surprisingly long history of green technology, and the founder of 48 Hour Magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science website in the 2009 Webby Awards. Read more »

Thomas M. Kerr

Thomas M. Kerr
Senior Energy Analyst
International Energy Agency

Thomas Kerr is a Senior Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Secretariat in Paris. He manages the IEA energy technology roadmaps project, which is developing a series of global roadmaps to accelerate the most important low-carbon energy technologies that are needed to address climate change. He is also contributing to the IEA Energy Technology Perspectives series, providing analysis and policy recommendations for areas like technology transfer, behavioral aspects of clean energy technology solutions, and air and water pollution impacts of clean energy technologies. Read more »

Sasha Mackler

Sasha Mackler
Research Director
National Commission on Energy Policy

Sasha Mackler is Research Director of the National Commission on Energy Policy. He joined the Commission in 2002 after spending several years in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Markets Division. At the Commission, Sasha conducts work on the economic, technological, and environmental aspects of energy production and consumption. His focus is on the potential for low carbon energy technologies to diminish the risks of climate change and enhance U.S. energy security and, in particular, how these technologies could be developed and deployed at a large scale. Read more »

Armond Cohen

Armond Cohen
Executive Director
Clean Air Task Force

Armond Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing atmospheric pollution and commercializing innovative clean energy technology. CATF’s technology innovation work focuses on building commercial scale demonstrations of fossil fuel electric carbon capture and storage (CCS) and enabling technologies in the United States, China and India; reforming U.S. Read more »

Bryan Walsh

Bryan Walsh
Senior Writer