Keynote Speakers

Professor Cohen teaches and writes about copyright, information privacy regulation, and the governance of information and communication networks. She is the author of Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice (Yale University Press, 2012) and a co-author of Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business, 3d ed. 2010), and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Prior to joining the Law Center faculty in 1999, Professor Cohen was Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Janneke Gerards is professor of fundamental rights law at Utrecht University and director of the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice. Her research focuses on fundamental rights, equal treatment law, judicial review and constitutional law. The interrelation of the European Convention on Human Rights, EU law and national law plays a central role in her research. She has published extensively on topics such as the argumentative strategies of supranational courts, the future effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights, and the development of fundamental rights by the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Frank Pasquale is an expert on the law of artificial intelligence, algorithms, and machine learning. He has been recognized as one of the ten most cited scholars in health law in the United States.

Pasquale frequently presents on the ethical, legal, and social implications of information technology for attorneys, physicians, and government officials. His book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015), develops a social theory of reputation, search, and finance, and offers pragmatic reforms to improve the information economy.

Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech and currently on leave from New York University, Media, Culture, and Communication and Computer Science. Prof. Nissenbaum's work spans societal, ethical, and political dimensions of information technologies and digital media. Her books include Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest, with Finn Brunton (MIT Press, 2015), Values at Play in Digital Games, with Mary Flanagan (MIT Press, 2014), and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford, 2010).

Chris Jay Hoofnagle holds dual appointments as adjunct professor in the School of Law and the School of Information (where he is resident). He is the author of Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press) and an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Khiara M. Bridges has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. She is also the author of Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (2011), published by the University of California Press. Her second book, The Poverty of Privacy Rights, published by Stanford University Press, was released in June 2017. She also sits on the Academic Advisory Council of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and she is a co-editor of a reproductive justice book series that is published under the imprint of the University of California Press.

Philip Pettit is L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, where he has taught political theory and philosophy since 2002, and for a period that began in 2012-13 holds a joint position as Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. He works in moral and political theory and on background issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. His recent single-authored books include The Common Mind (OUP 1996), Republicanism (OUP 1997), A Theory of Freedom (OUP 2001), Rules, Reasons and Norms (OUP 2002),

Judith Sargentini is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands. She is a member of the GreenLeft, part of the European Green Party. Previously, she was chair of the GreenLeft in the Amsterdam city council. She was secretary of the Dutch National Students' Union (between 1995–1996) and board member of the European Students' Union (in 1998). In 2002, Sargentini was elected into the Amsterdam municipal council. Between 1999 and 2002, she sat as a co-opted assistant on the municipal council. Between 2006 and 2009,

Michael Birnhack is Associate Dean for Research, and a Professor of Law. He is the Director of the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg, and the Director of the Parasol Foundation International LL.M. He researches, teaches and writes about intellectual property, privacy law, information law, and law and technology. Birnhack’s IP-related research focuses on the intersection between copyright law and freedom of expression, IP and globalization, and copyright history. He was a member of TAU’s Patent, Copyright and Internet committees.

Marleen Stikker is president of Waag, a public research institute for society and technology, advisor to the City of Barcelona, member of the high level advisory group on innovating cities of DG Research and chair of the Taskforce 21th Century Technologies of CEASAR. She was founder of De Digitale Stad, the first open and public internet platform.