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Andrew McLaughlin

Senior Fellow at the Berkman Center, Harvard Law School
Joined on November 7, 2003
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Andrew is currently a Senior Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where his work focuses on the law and regulation of Internet and telecommunications networks. In recent years, he has worked primarily in developing countries. Andrew first joined the Berkman Center in 1998 as an associate director and fellow, studying the Internet's technical administration and self-regulation and on the application of constitutional law doctrines to cyberspace. He worked on online mechanisms to facilitate democratic consultation in cyberspace using the model of Deliberative Polling. In 1999, Andrew taught The Law of Cyberspace with Prof. Jonathan Zittrain. He returned to the Berkman Center in 2002, to lead the Berkman Center's initiatives in developing countries. In 2003, he is co-teaching Digital Democracy with Prof. Charles Nesson.

From 1999-2002, Andrew helped to launch and manage the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), serving as Vice President, Chief Policy Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. ICANN is the global non-profit organization responsible for coordinating the Internet's systems of unique identifiers, such as domain names and IP addresses. He continues to serve as Senior Adviser to ICANN, working on policy development, organizational reform, and institutional relationships. He is a member of the ICANN committee on deployment of internationalized domain names.

In 2000, Time named Andrew one of its Digital Dozen. In 2001, he was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Topic Interests

IPv6Internet ProtocolIP AddressingRegional RegistriesNetworksDNSDomain NamesNew TLDsInternet GovernanceICANNMultilinguismCybersecurity

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