Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Robert Z. Lawrence

Albert L. Williams Professor
Harvard University

Robert Z. Lawrence is Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves as Faculty Chair of The Practice of Trade Policy executive program at Harvard Kennedy School. He served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1998 to 2000. Lawrence has also been a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has taught at Yale University, where he received his PhD in economics. Read more »

James Fallows

National Correspondent
The Atlantic

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years, based in Washington DC, Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and most recently Beijing. He was raised in Redlands, California, received his undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Harvard, and received a graduate degree in economics from Oxford. Read more »

Dan Wallach

Associate Professor
Rice University

Dan Wallach is an associate professor in the systems group at Rice University's Department of Computer Science.  He manages Rice's computer security lab and is the associate director of ACCURATE.

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Chris Bronk

Baker Institute fellow in technology, society and public policy
Rice University

Christopher Bronk is the Baker Institute fellow in technology, society and public policy (TSPP). He previously served as a career diplomat with the United States Department of State on assignments both overseas and in Washington, D.C. His last assignment was in the Office of eDiplomacy, the department’s internal think tank on information technology, knowledge management, computer security and interagency collaboration. He also has experience in political affairs, counternarcotics, immigration and U.S.–Mexico border issues. Read more »

Susan Palmer Mazrui

Director for Public Policy

Susan Palmer Mazrui is the Director for Public Policy at AT&T. Ms. Mazrui began work at Pacific Bell in 1994 where she gained experience in marketing, external and regulatory affairs. In 1998, she moved to the wireless field where she developed corporate strategies for state and federal compliance related activities. Ms. Mazrui currently works on disability related public policy issues and serves as the liaison with national disability organizations for AT&T. Read more »

Jennifer Manner

Jennifer Manner
Deputy Chief, Public Safety Bureau
Federal Communications Commission

Jennifer A. Manner is Deputy Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Secuirty Bureau and has a focus on broadband and other related issues. Ms. Manner previously worked as a Principal at ZComm Strategies LLC, where she was a consultant on telecommunications regulatory policy issues. Before that, Ms. Manner was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at SkyTerra Communications, LLC, where she handled the company's domestic and international regulatory and policy issues. Before joining SkyTerra, Ms. Read more »

Elana Berkowitz

McKinsey & Co.

Steve Midgley

Steve Midgley
Consulting Principal

Steve Midgley is a consulting principal with Mixrun, a CTO consultancy for a number of for-profit and education sector organizations. He previously served as the Deputy Director of Education Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. His principal areas of focus were data transparency, digital interoperability and online learning. Prior to arriving at Education, he was the Director of Education at the FCC, where he headed the team which developed the Education chapter of the National Broadband Plan. Read more »

Mohit Kaushal

Mohit Kaushal
Aberdare Ventures

Dr. Mohit Kaushal is a partner at Aberdare Ventures. Read more »

Eugene Huang

Eugene Huang
Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer
Office of Science and Technology Policy

Eugene J. Huang currently serves in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, where he is responsible for open government and international technology and innovation policy with a specific emphasis on China. Concurrently, Mr. Huang also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he is responsible for the overall technology strategy for the new Bureau. Read more »