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2015 Communications Forum Speakers

Below is a list of the representatives from government and the communications industry who have been featured speakers at The Media Institute’s Communications Forum luncheons:

Peter Karanjia of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

November 17, 2015, Panel on Privacy and Cyber Security

Peter Karanjia (far left) of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP leads a Communications Forum luncheon panel at the Willard Hotel in Washington on Nov. 17. Discussing the government’s enforcement efforts in cyber security were (from left) Travis LeBlanc, FCC; Jessica Rich, FTC; Debbie Matties, CTIA; and Prof. Christopher Yoo, Penn Law.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

September 16, 2015, Luncheon Speaker

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) discusses the LEADS Act and the protection of online information at a Communications Forum luncheon in Washington on Sept. 16. He was introduced by his former Senate colleague Gordon Smith, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters.

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Barbara Cochran of the Missouri School of Journalism

July 15, 2015, Luncheon Speaker

Barbara Cochran (far left) of the Missouri School of Journalism moderates a panel titled “Survive or Thrive: The Future of Journalism” at a Communications Forum luncheon in Washington on July 15. Panelists included (from left) Sharyl Attkisson, Paul Farhi, Tom Rosenstiel, and Jack Shafer.

Gigi Sohn, counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

June 4, 2015, Luncheon Speaker

Gigi Sohn, counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlined some of the FCC’s less-publicized achievements during Chairman Wheeler’s tenure at a Communications Forum luncheon in Washington on June 4.

Walter B. McCormick, Jr., president and CEO of USTelecom

April 22, 2015, Luncheon Speaker

Walter B. McCormick, Jr., president and CEO of USTelecom, discusses his organization’s legal challenge to the FCC’s Open Internet Order at a Communications Forum luncheon on April 22 in Washington.

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Meredith Attwell Baker, president and CEO of CTIA

March 12, 2015, Luncheon Speaker

Meredith Attwell Baker, president and CEO of CTIA – The Wireless Association, addresses a Communications Forum luncheon in Washington on March 12. She discussed the future of wireless and video on the same day the FCC released its net neutrality rules.

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former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell

January 21, 2015, Luncheon Panel

Leading a Communications Forum luncheon panel on global Internet freedom is former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell (left).  Panelists at the Jan. 21 event in Washington included (left to right) Michael Regan of 21st Century Fox, Jackie Ruff of Verizon, and Prof. Christopher Yoo of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.