Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. He is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of New York alongside running mate, Zephyr Teachout. He is also a fellow at the New America Foundation, and a contributing editor at The New Republic. Wu’s best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he also writes about private power, free speech, copyright, and antitrust. He is author of The Master Switch, Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination, and other works. In 2013, he was named one of America’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers.
He has previously served as a senior advisor to the Federal Trade Commission, Chair of Media reform group Free Press, as a fellow at Google, and worked for Riverstone Networks in the telecommunications industry. He was a law clerk for Judge Richard Posner and Justice Stephen Breyer. He graduated from McGill University (B.Sc.), and Harvard Law School.
Wu also writes regularly for the New Yorker, The New Republic and T magazine, has been recognized by Scientific American magazine, National Law Journal, 02138 Magazine, and the World Economic Forum, and has twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing.
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