Adam Thierer

Adam Thierer

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Adam Thierer is a senior research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in technology, media, Internet, and free-speech policies, with a particular focus on online safety and digital privacy. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the Washington Post, theAtlantic, and Forbes, and he has appeared on national television and radio. Thierer is a frequent guest lecturer and has testified numerous times on Capitol Hill.

Thierer has authored or edited eight books on topics ranging from media regulation and child safety issues to the role of federalism in high-technology markets. His latest book is Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom.

He contributes to the Technology Liberation Front, a leading tech policy blog. Thierer has served on several distinguished online safety task forces, including Harvard University’s Internet Safety Technical Task Force and the federal government’s Online Safety Technology Working Group.

Previously, Thierer was president of the Progress & Freedom Foundation, director of telecommunications studies at the Cato Institute, and a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Thierer received his MA in international business management and trade theory at the University of Maryland and his BA in journalism and political philosophy from Indiana University.



2008 National Lawyers Convention

2008 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Speakers: David BernsteinFran├žois-Henri BriardStephen BurbankMeryl ChertoffWalter DellingerBert ElyRichard EpsteinMiguel EstradaThomas FarrCharles GeyhT. GunnDennis JacobsNeal KatyalWilliam KelleyWilliam KilbergNelson LundJonathan MaceyKenneth MarcusDon MartensJohn McGinnisThomas MerrillJames ParettiRobert PeckCarter PhillipsWilliam PryorJeremy RabkinDaniel ReidyDavid RivkinNicholas RosenkranzDavid SentelleKenneth StarrJohn TaylorLarry ThompsonRobert TroutH. WellsJ. WilkinsonJohn DernbachKevin MartinEdmund KitchMichael McConnellDavid ReinhardRobert LevyJonathan AdlerPaul AtkinsJohn BakerStephen BainbridgeCarlos BeaLillian BeVierRonald CassPaul ClementCharles CooperWalter DellingerIFrank EasterbrookJohn EastmanWilliam EskridgeAlice FisherMerrick GarlandRichard GarnettGregory GarreT GunnSteven HaywardArthur HellmanKristin HickmanGregory KatsasBrett KavanaughF. Scott KieffAndrew KoppelmanJames LindgrenWilliam MarshallClark NeilyEileen O'ConnorDiarmuid O'ScannlainAlex PollockLucas PoweRandall RaderArti RaiA. Raymond RandolphBill SamuelWilliam SaundersHarold SeeJerry SmithDavid StrasJeffrey SuttonDiane SykesGeorge TerwilligerAdam ThiererTimothy TymkovichEugene VolokhPeter WallisonH WellsJ WilkinsonIAdam WinklerJohn YooTodd ZywickiAndrew RedleafScott PolakoffDouglas GinsburgRandy MossJeffrey RosenAntonin ScaliaMichael ChertoffRoger PilonRobert SchiffHolly Fechner