Debate Tech & Society: “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology”
Aspen Institute España, in collaboration with Fundación Telefónica, held the fourth session of the VII Edition of the Tech & Society Program with Anu Bradford, Professor of Law, Professor of International Law and Organizations at Columbia Law School, and Director of the European Legal Studies Center, next Monday, 27 November from 14.00h to 16.00h. The debate was moderated by José M. de Areilza, Secretary General of Aspen Institute España. This debate brought together thirty Program participants from the public sector, business, the media and academic institutions.
Is a renowned scholar recognized for her expertise in the European Union’s regulatory power and its global impact. She is best known for coining the term “the Brussels Effect,” which
refers to the EU’s significant influence on global markets. Her book, “The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World,” published in 2020, earned accolades as one of the best books of the year by Foreign Affairs. In September 2023, she is set to release her next book, “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology”. Apart from her work on the Brussels Effect, Bradford is an authority in international antitrust law. She leads the Comparative Competition Law Project, which compiles extensive global data on
antitrust laws and enforcement across various countries and time periods. Before joining the Law School faculty, she worked as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, practiced EU and antitrust law in Brussels, and advised on economic policy in the Finnish Parliament. Bradford is also involved in various academic and scholarly organizations, including the World Economic Forum, where she was named a Young Global Leader in 2010. She currently holds positions as the director of the European Legal Studies Center, a senior scholar at Columbia Business School’s Chazen Institute for Global Business, and a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Moreover, she is also a Council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
VII Edition of the Tech & Society Program
Aspen Institute España and Fundación Telefónica launched the VII Edition of the Tech & Society Program. The VI edition will bring together leaders from all sectors of civil society to discuss the new technological challenges and their influence in areas as diverse as human relations, politics, education, culture, economics and medicine
Tech & Society Program has become the main forum in Spain for reflection on the major issues raised by advances in digital technologies. The fifth edition will gather different leaders from all sectors of civil society to discuss the new technological challenges and their influence in areas as diverse as human relations, politics, education, culture, economics and medicine.
Leigh Hafrey, Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Sandy Parakilas, Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Humane Technology, who recently appeared in the Netflix documentary “The Social Media Dilemma”, Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, Beth Noveck, director of The Gov Lab and professor in the Technology, Culture, and Society department at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, and who led the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative, are some of the speakers who have participated as speakers through the Tech & Society Program throughout its different editions.
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