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citp-2I know I have not posted in a little bit. Some explanation is in order. As previous posts noted, through the good graces of Peter Yu, the University of Hong Kong, and the South China University of Technology, Intellectual Property School & Law School, Guangzhou, I was in Hong Kong and China until mid-June. But what about the interim? I was packing. Packing? Yes, packing. I have been fortunate to be awarded a Visiting Fellow position for this year at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.

I am honored to join James Katz, Chair of the Department of Communication, and Director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Rutgers; Rebecca MacKinnon, Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre; Jens Grossklags, Postdoctoral Research Associate who just obtained his PhD from the UC Berkeley School of Information; and Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate whose work is supported by the NSF ACCURATE Center and also earned his PhD from the UC Berkeley School of Information as CITP’s visitors. Now for a little about CITP.

Ed Felten directs CITP. In addition, some tremendous people work with CITP. There are too many to list and give proper due in this post but check out the page to see the range of folks. (One extra note, the Associate Director, David Robinson is a great guy and headed to Yale Law this fall. Look for him to write and offer some good insights about law, technology, and policy).

Put differently, let me say in just one week, I love CITP. Although it is summer, and, as with many academic institutions, things are more at the read and write pace, the people here are great. Being able to interact with people who have a deep understanding of technology and who want to look at the related policy matters from a range of perspectives (Princeton’s Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and Sociology, and the University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs departments are represented at CITP) is energizing and tremendous fun.

Last and most importantly, allow me to say thank you to my home institution, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and CITP for giving me the opportunity to be here.