Richard Bennett to Join AEI as Visiting Fellow

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Washington, D.C. (November 6, 2013) -  American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur Brooks announced today that Richard Bennett, a widely respected Internet policy scholar and an expert on network engineering and Internet standards, is joining AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy (CICT) as a visiting fellow.  His work at AEI will focus on broadband, the Internet, and communications technologies.
 
A co-inventor of Wi-Fi and modern Ethernet architecture, Mr. Bennett is a leader in the broadband policy debate.  His works have been widely published, and he has testified on multiple occasions before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and in policy fora around the world.
 
"Scholarship and entrepreneurship are two of AEI's highest values, and Richard exemplifies the best of both,” Mr. Brooks said.  “I am delighted he has chosen to join the Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy."

"Richard is an accomplished engineer and inventor who knows how the Internet works from the inside out,” CICT director Jeffrey Eisenach said.  “We are delighted to add his voice and his perspective to CICT and TechPolicyDaily.com."

“I am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to work with one of America’s pre-eminent think tanks,” Bennett said.  “AEI is making a really important contribution to the debate.”

Mr. Bennett is available for comment, and his work can be viewed on TechPolicyDaily.com
 
To arrange an interview or to speak with Mr. Bennett or another technology policy expert, please contact mediaservices@aei.org (202.862.5829). 

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Arthur C.
Brooks
  • Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.

    Immediately before joining AEI, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship.

    Brooks is the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles on topics including the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. His latest book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise” (2012) was a New York Times bestseller. Among his earlier books are “Gross National Happiness” (2008), “Social Entrepreneurship” (2008), and “Who Really Cares” (2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.

    Brooks is a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

    Brooks has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in economics from Thomas Edison State College.


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Jeffrey
Eisenach
  • Jeffrey Eisenach is a visiting scholar at AEI. Eisenach has served in senior positions at the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of Management and Budget. At AEI, he focuses on policies affecting the information technology sector, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Eisenach is also a senior vice president at NERA Economic Consulting and an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches Regulated Industries. He writes on a wide range of issues, including industrial organization, communications policy and the Internet, government regulations, labor economics, and public finance. He has also taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.


    Learn more about Jeffrey Eisenach and AEI's Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy.

  • Phone: 202-448-9029
    Email: jeffrey.eisenach@aei.org

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