Author of Net Neutrality theory explores role of universities in free speech
Stetson University will host Tim Wu, author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School, who will present, “Is the First Amendment Obsolete: Free Speech, the Internet and the University.” Best known for developing the theory of Net Neutrality, Wu also directs the Poliak Center for the study of First Amendment Issues at Columbia Journalism School.
Wu’s speech will be Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., at Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 32723. The presentation is one in a series of speeches for Stetson University’s Social Justice Lecture Series.
In addition to his work on Net Neutrality, Wu writes about private power, free speech, copyright, and antitrust. In 2014, he ran as the progressive Democrat candidate for lieutenant governor of New York. His award-winning book The Master Switch (2010) has won wide recognition.
Wu is a contributing writer at NewYorker.com and a former contributing editor at The New Republic. In 2013, National Law Journal included him in “America’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers,” and in 2014 and 2015, he was named to the “Politico 50.” He formerly wrote for Slate, where he won the Lowell Thomas Gold medal for Travel Journalism. In 2015, he was appointed to the Executive Staff of the Office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as a senior enforcement counsel and special advisor.