2017 Grafstein Lecture in Communications: Tim Wu

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 16:15 to 18:00
Moot Court Room, J250

2017 Grafstein Lecture in Communications

The Attention Merchants

Professor Tim Wu

Watch the Lecture!

Columbia Law School

Moot Court Room, Jackman Law Building

78 Queen's Park

Thursday, March 23, 2017

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us as Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaks about his latest book, 'The Attention Merchants', which chronicles the long rise of industries that 'feed on human attention'.

Some press coverage of the book: The AtlanticNew York TimesNational Post.

Tim Wu is an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. His fields of interest are the Internet, media and communications industries. Wu started his career as the technical marketing director of Riverstone Networks, Inc., in 2000. He became associate professor of law at the University of Virginia from 2002 to 2004. Wu served as chairman of Free Press from 2008 to 2011. Most recently, Wu was named senior advisor of the Federal Trade Commission from 2011 to 2012. Wu is the author of The Master Switch, Who Controls the Internet?, and Net Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination.

Reception and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase onsite.

The Grafstein Annual Lecture in Communications was established by Senator Jerry S. Grafstein, Q.C., Class of 1958, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his graduation from the Faculty of Law and the 10th anniversary of the graduation of his son, Laurence Grafstein and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Grafstein (nee Weatherhead), both from the Class of 1988.