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Tech Policy Grind Episodes
Welcome to Our New Foundry Fellows: the Next Generation of Tech Policy Professionals [S4E03]
In this episode, Class 4 Fellow Lama Mohammed chats with new Foundry Fellows Ekene Chuks-Okeke and Lili Siri Spira on their tech policy journeys, induction to The Foundry, experience at State of the Net and more!
Digital Safety and That Section 230 Thing – Conversations from State of the Net (Part 2) [S4E02]
In this episode, Reema chats with Matt Perault (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Yaël Eisenstat (Anti-Defamation League) on the wonderful world of Section 230 and the current landscape of platform liability. Reema and Joe also talk child privacy and safety with Natalie Campbell (Internet Society).
What’s Going on with the Web? Conversations from State of the Net 2023 (Part 1) [S4E01]
For Part 1 of our conversations at State of the Net, Reema and Lama sit down with Alan Davidson (NTIA), Bertram Lee Jr. (Future of Privacy Forum), and Patrick Lin (Latham & Watkins).
Will the U.S. Ban TikTok? With Adam Kovacevich and Carl Szabo [S4E00]
Joe Catapano chats with Adam Kovacevich, Chamber of Progress and Carl Szabo, NetChoice on whether the U.S. can, will, or should ban TikTok.
A Year in Review with the Tech Policy Grind [S3E30]
In this episode, some familiar voices from the Tech Policy Grind team come together to review the revival of the pod with Season 3 this year.
When Law and Computer Science Meet: Fellow Highlight with Nathan Reitinger [S3E29]
Reema chats with Nathan Reitinger, Foundry Fellow, lawyer, and PhD Candidate on his career at the nexus of law and computer science.
Privacy Legislation in 2023: What’s Coming in the New Year? with Keir Lamont [S3E28]
Reema chats with Keir Lamont, Senior Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum to recap privacy legislation in 2022 and what’s coming in 2023.
Implementing the Rules of the Network Road: A Conversation with NANOG Executive Director Edward McNair [S3E27]
Joe Catapano, ILPF Class 4 fellow interviews Edward McNair, Executive Director of the North America Network Operators Group (NANOG).
Privacy, Antitrust, and Algorithmic Bias; Working at the Intersections with Caitlin Chin [S3E26]
Reema chats with Class 4 Foundry Fellow Caitlin Chin from CSIS, on her work at the intersection of privacy, antitrust, and algorithmic bias.
A Word with Our 2022 Policy Hackathon Winners [S3E25]
In this episode, Foundry Fellow Meri Baghdasaryan sat down with the representatives of three winning teams at the Foundry’s 2022 Policy Hackathon: “Trust, Safety and Privacy in the Metaverse.”
Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation and Prevention: A Very Merry CYBER CON Recap [S3E24]
Foundry Fellows Reema Moussa, Allyson McReynolds, Grant Versfeld & Lama Mohammed discuss highlights from the Foundry’s first ever virtual cybersecurity convention, CYBER CON, starring Amie D’souza, Josephine Wolff, Kassi Burns, Eva Galperin and Siena Anstis. They chat about the event’s key theme; cybersecurity risk mitigation in law and policy, as well as particular practices around of cyber insurance, cyber hygiene for lawyers, and spyware.
Pathfinding in Privacy Law: a Data Protection Officer’s Story with Lena Ghamrawi [S3E23]
Welcome back to the Tech Policy Grind! This week, Reema chats with former Foundry Fellow Lena Ghamrawi on her pathway to becoming a privacy attorney. In this episode, she shares her experience growing up in the post-9/11 surveillance environment and how her passion for civil rights (and mentorship along the way) cultivated an interest in privacy law.
Perils of Prescriptive Policy: a Technologist’s View with Jeremy Avnet [S3E22]
How should tech policy guide engineers during development? Fellow Rebecca Kilberg chats policy implementation and the perils of prescriptive policy with technologist Jeremy Avnet.
Beyond Bitcoin: What is Web3, Anyways? [S3E21]
In this episode, Foundry Fellow, Dyllan Brown-Bramble sits down with Gabrielle Hibbert, a Fellow at the Decentralized Future Council and Hillary Brill an Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law to discuss the work of the Decentralized Future Council, the future of Web3 law and policy, and why early-career professionals should get up to speed on it.
Building a Career in Cybersecurity Public Service with Patrick Kyhos [S3E20]
Reema and former Foundry Fellow Patrick Kyhos chat about his career in cyber public service and the evolution of the Foundry.
Trust and Safety in the Metaverse [S3E19]
Foundry Fellows Lama Mohammed and Anuradha Herur discuss implementing trust and safety standards in the Metaverse with Jodi Masters-Gonzales, the Founder and Chief Futurist of Humble Science, Nina Jane Patel, the Co-Founder and Vice President of Metaverse Research at Kabuni, and Kristina Podnar, the Global Digital Policy Advisor at the XR Safety Initiative (XRSI).
Different Perspectives on the Metaverse [S3E18]
Class 4 Fellow Ashwini Natesan chats with a variety of stakeholders and professionals in the Metaverse space on their differing perspectives.
Privacy in the Metaverse with Libby Weingarten, Katitza Rodriguez, and Sasha Danielyan [S3E17]
Meri and Reema chat privacy in the Metaverse with Sasha Danielyan (Niantic), Katitza Rodriguez (EFF), and Libby Weingarten (Wilson Sonsini).
Metaverse 101 with Joel Scharlat, Calli Schroeder, and Chris Riley [S3E16]
Foundry Fellow Dyllan Brown-Bramble chats with Joel Scharlat, Director of Operations for the Cyber Bytes Foundation and Co-Founder of XR Village, Calli Schroeder, Global Privacy Counsel at EPIC, and Chris Riley, Senior Fellow at R Street, about the who, what, when, where and why of the Metaverse.
American Privacy: What’s Next for the ADPPA with Sophia Baik [S3E15]
In this episode, Class 4 Fellow Lama Mohammed interviews Sophia Baik, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and incoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego.
The Tech Policy Grind Goes to Hacker Summer Camp [S3E14]
The Tech Policy Grind hits the road once more: this time, to head to Hacker Summer Camp! In this episode, Reema and ILPF Class 4 Director of Operations, Grant Versfeld head to some of the world’s largest cybersecurity conferences: RSA Conference and DEFCON.
The Internet Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with its Pioneers, Vint Cerf and Steve Crocker [S3E13]
The Tech Policy Grind heads to Washington DC for a chat on the evolution of the Internet with its pioneers: Drs. Vint Cerf and Steve Crocker.
Navigating the World of Global Internet Governance with Joe Catapano [S3E12]
Reema catches up with ILPF Class 4 Communications Director Joe Catapano on his career in multistakeholder global Internet governance.
Youth and Participation in Internet Governance: An IGF USA Recap [S3E11]
Meri Baghdasaryan unpacks the world of Internet Governance with Dustin Loup, co-chair of Internet Governance Forum or IGF USA, and Jeremy Bernick, a co-organizer of the inaugural Youth IGF USA.
Free Expression at Meta: Inside the Oversight Board with Julie Owono [S3E10]
Fellow Meri Baghdasaryan chats with Julie Owono, Member of the Oversight Board, on the Board’s first annual report, decisions, and future.
Practice Makes Preparation: Exploring Cyber War Games with Rikki George [S3E09]
For this edition of Fellow Highlights Reema chats with the Foundry Fellows’ Class 4 President, Rikki George on her career journey into tech and cybersecurity, as well as some upcoming Foundry activities.
Re-Imagining Privacy in a Post-Roe World with Eva Galperin [S3E08]
What is privacy in a Post-Roe world? TPG Host Reema Moussa chats with Eva Galperin on surveillance, data privacy, and digital liberties in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Fellow Highlights: A Career in Digital Human Rights with Meri Baghdasaryan [S3E07]
This episode of the Tech Policy Grind initiates a new series within the show; Fellow Highlights! Reema chats with Fellow Meri Baghdasaryan on her career journey into tech law and policy at the intersection of human rights, free speech, and surveillance.
The Future of Open Access and Creative Commons with CEO Catherine Stihler [S3E06]
In this episode of the Tech Policy Grind, Class 4 Fellow Emine Ozge Yildirim interviews Catherine Stihler, the CEO of Creative Commons.
The Model Minority Myth in Tech [S3E05]
In this episode, Class 4 Fellow Ellen Magallanes discusses the Model Minority Myth in tech spaces with Carmen Lo and Mike Pham.