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Chair, Digital Public Library of America; Head of School, Phillips Academy; Chair, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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John is the Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover. He serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Knight Foundation. He also serves as a director of the Data + Society Research Institute and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

John’s research and teaching focus on new media and learning. He has written extensively on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world. He is the author or co-author of several books, including "BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google" (Basic Books, 2015); "Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems" (Basic Books, 2012) (with Urs Gasser); "Intellectual Property Strategy" (MIT Press, 2012); "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives" (Basic Books, 2008) (with Urs Gasser); and "Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Global Internet Filtering" (MIT Press, 2008).

John served previously as the Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. At the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, he served as executive director from 2002-2008 and has continued on as a faculty director since then. John came back to the Harvard Law School from the law firm Ropes & Gray, where he worked on intellectual property, Internet law, and private equity transactions. He also served as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton administration. He previously served as the founding President of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America. He also served as a venture executive at Highland Capital Partners and on the Board of Directors of the Mass2020 Foundation, the Ames Foundation, and Open Knowledge Commons, among others. John was a Visiting Professor of Information Law and Policy at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland for the 2007-2008 academic year.

John graduated from Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School. He was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to the University of Cambridge and the U.S. EPA Gold Medal (highest national award).

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Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems

Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems

Intellectual Property Strategy (MIT Press Essential Knowledge)

Intellectual Property Strategy (MIT Press Essential Knowledge)

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies: Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force

Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies: Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

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John Palfrey

Chair, Digital Public Library of America; Head of School, Phillips Academy; Chair, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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John Palfrey Biography

John is the Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover. He serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Knight Foundation. He also serves as a director of the Data + Society Research Institute and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

John’s research and teaching focus on new media and learning. He has written extensively on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world. He is the author or co-author of several books, including "BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google" (Basic Books, 2015); "Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems" (Basic Books, 2012) (with Urs Gasser); "Intellectual Property Strategy" (MIT Press, 2012); "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives" (Basic Books, 2008) (with Urs Gasser); and "Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Global Internet Filtering" (MIT Press, 2008).

John served previously as the Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. At the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, he served as executive director from 2002-2008 and has continued on as a faculty director since then. John came back to the Harvard Law School from the law firm Ropes & Gray, where he worked on intellectual property, Internet law, and private equity transactions. He also served as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton administration. He previously served as the founding President of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America. He also served as a venture executive at Highland Capital Partners and on the Board of Directors of the Mass2020 Foundation, the Ames Foundation, and Open Knowledge Commons, among others. John was a Visiting Professor of Information Law and Policy at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland for the 2007-2008 academic year.

John graduated from Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School. He was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to the University of Cambridge and the U.S. EPA Gold Medal (highest national award).

John Palfrey Videos

  • Solution for Net Neutrality / John Palfrey at Open World Forum 2011 ...
  • John Palfrey Introduced as Andover's 15th Head of School - YouTube
  • John Palfrey on BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In ...

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  • How much does it cost to book John Palfrey?

    Booking fees for John Palfrey, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Palfrey, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Palfrey?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Palfrey for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Palfrey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Palfrey or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Palfrey or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Palfrey is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Palfrey for your event is available upon request. John Palfrey generally travels from Andover, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt, James Fallows, Cameron Sinclair and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Palfrey for an upcoming event.

John Palfrey Speaker Videos

  • Solution for Net Neutrality / John Palfrey at Open World Forum 2011 ...
    John Palfrey Introduced as Andover's 15th Head of School - YouTube
  • John Palfrey on BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In ...

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