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Internet regulation panel

8 Jul

Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the  
Internet is pleased to invite you to…

Network Neutrality Rules:

A Discussion with Robert McDowell,
Maureen Ohlhausen, and Craig Silliman

Wednesday, July 1012:00 – 1:30 PM
In 2010, the FCC promulgated rules, entitled Preserving the Open Internetthat limited the commercial behavior of Internet providers. Verizon challenged in court the rules, also commonly known as network neutrality rules, as exceeding the FCC’s statutory authority and violating the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.
Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the Internet presents a panel discussion of the FCC’s network neutrality rules, their past, their present, and their future.
The discussants include:

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Center Director Harold Furchtgott-Roth will moderate the discussion.
Click here to register.

Lunch will be served.
This event will be streamed live here:
Submit questions via Twitter: @HudsonInstitute

Betsy and Walter Stern Conference CenterHudson Institute1015 15th St, NW6th FloorWashington, DC 20005

They aren’t libertarians, but …

26 Jun
the Hudson Institute has a good summer film series of interest to libertarians:

Upcoming Film:
Invasion of the
Body Snatchers (1956)
Wednesday, June 27
5:30 – 8:30 PM
In this summer’s movie series, EPPC Resident
Scholar James Bowman presents five films
on the subject of loyalty and betrayal. Spanning
 nearly 60 years and made in a variety of styles
with diverse purposes, all five movies may
nevertheless be seen as engaging with E.M.
Forster’s famous dictum: “If I had to choose
 between betraying my country and betraying
my friend, I hope I should have the guts to
betray my country”—words that have haunted
 the post-war Western world, both in and out
 of the movies. 
The series will take place on successive
 Wednesday evenings between June 20
and July 25, 2012 (except for the July 4
 holiday) at Hudson Institute.
All movies begin at 5:30 PM and will be
 followed by a discussion. Pizza, popcorn,
candy, and drinks will be provided. Please
RSVP for each film.

June 27: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
 (1956) [IMDb]
Directed by Don Siegel, starring Kevin
McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates,
and King Donovan.
Click here to register for June 27
July 11: The Manchurian Candidate
(1962) [IMDb]
Directed by John Frankenheimer, starring
Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet
 Leigh, and Angela Lansbury.
Click here to register for July 11
July 18: Three Days of the Condor
 (1975) [IMDb]
Directed by Sydney Pollack, starring
Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff
Robertson, and Max von Sydow.
Click here to register for July 18
July 25: Breach (2007) [IMDb]
Directed by Billy Ray, starring Chris
Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney,
 Kathleen Quinlan, and Gary Cole.
Click here to register for July 25

Previous Film

June 20: The Third Man (1949) [IMDb]
Directed by Carol Reed, starring Orson
Welles, Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard,
and Alida Valli.

If you have not already registered for this film (June 27), please click here to RSVP.

Pizza, popcorn, candy, and soft drinks will be available.

Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
Hudson Institute
1015 15th Street NW
6th Floor
WashingtonDC 20005

FCC censorship

29 Sep

Hudson Institute’s Center for Economics of the Internet cordially 
invites you to…

Communications Policy and 
Looking to the Future:
A Fireside Chat with FCC 
Commissioner Robert McDowell

Thursday, October 612:00 PM – 1:30 PM
FCC Commissioner McDowell has often noted that decreasing the burdens of onerous or unnecessary regulations increases investment, spurs innovation, accelerates competition, lowers prices, creates jobs and serves consumers. He has also expressed his view that the FCC should approach its statutory mission through a deregulatory lens, as Congress intended. 
Hudson Institute’s Center for Economics of the Internet is pleased to invite you to a fireside chat between current FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, now the Director of the Center.

Commissioner McDowell was first appointed to a seat on the FCC by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2006. When he was reappointed to the Commission in 2009, McDowell became the first Republican to be appointed to an independent agency by President Barack Obama.
This event will be streamed live on Hudson’s
Click here to RSVP.