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Nolan Bowie

Mailing address

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The Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy
Taubman 460, 79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Nolan Bowie

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

Contact:
Telephone: (617) 496-6845
Email: nolan_bowie@harvard.edu

 

Experience

Nolan Bowie is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a faculty affiliate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, and a Senior Fellow of the Shorenstein Center. Professor Bowie has also served as an Assistant Special Prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Department of Law, and as Staff Attorney and Executive Director of Citizens Communications Center, a public interest law firm. He has served on advisory panels of the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), served on review panels of applications for National Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (NTIA), and he was Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 7th Annual Telecommunications Policy research Conference (TPRC) and a member to the U.S. Delegation to the World Administrative Radio Conference in 1979 (WARC-79).

For the years 1986–1998, prior to joining the Kennedy faculty, Nolan was an Associate Professor of Communications in the Department of Broadcasting, Mass Media and Telecommunications (BTMM) at Temple University. Nolan Bowie was recently named among thirty-five individuals identified as "High-Tech Heroes Who Work for the Public Good," in a syndicated column published October 1998 in The Los Angeles Times, titled "Digital Nation," by Gary Chapman.

 

 

By Date

2007

July 16, 2007

Treating Money as Free Speech

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

 

 

July 9, 2007

"Ensuring Privacy in the Broadband Era"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

"The states should add an amendment to their constitutions for a general right of privacy, as is now included in the state constitution of California; Congress should create a federal Privacy Commission, whose role would be to investigate violations of privacy laws and bring cases to the Department of Justice for prosecution, modeled after the Privacy Commission of Canada; Congress should also strengthen existing federal privacy laws."

 

 

July 2, 2007

"Education for the Long Term"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

"I wish to share my vision of a possible future where the digital divide — a term that implies inequality of access to Internet connectivity, to relevant information, education, knowledge, and opportunity in digital formats and in digital networks — is eliminated in the United States by adapting a national ubiquitous high-speed broadband policy."

 

 

June 25, 2007

"Rewriting the Broadcast Regulation Rules"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

"...Congress could amend the Communications Act to require the FCC to allocate spectrum now used by TV stations to "unlicensed broadband," thus creating the opportunity for the rapid deployment of ubiquitous wireless, high-speed broadband. This approach is more attuned to First Amendment principles, and, it would go a long way in spurring the economy, closing the digital divide, delivering better e-government and e-citizen services, better healthcare and emergency services, lifelong learning opportunities, and promoting national security."

 

 

June 11, 2007

"Bridging the Digital TV Gap"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

"...the FCC has mandated a new standard for TV broadcasting — digital, which is not compatible with existing analog standards. The switchover is an issue not just for consumers but for society as a whole, since it raises concerns of a widening digital divide, the environmentally safe disposal of old televisions, and even greater media-ownership concentration."

 

 

June 4, 2007

"Consumer Benefit in Cable Franchising"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

" Instead of local municipalities — with the participation of local citizens and their local community representatives — negotiating in good faith for better content, high-speed access to broadband, and quality digital services, Verizon proposes an expedited, but self-serving, single statewide franchise license that does nothing to improve choice or benefit consumers."

 

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