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2011 SSP 33rd Annual Meeting, Westin Copley Place, Boston

Plenary/Closing Session – John Palfrey


John Palfrey
John Palfrey is Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and a faculty director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School.
John is a regular commentator on network news programs, CNN MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, NPR and BBC. John is a father of two children and resides in Cambridge, MA.
John is co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. Born Digital explores a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical: What is the Internet’s impact on creativity and learning? What does identity mean for young people who have dozens of online profiles and avatars? What lies ahead – socially, professionally, and psychologically – for this generation? Children who were born into and raised in the digital world are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture and even the shape of our families will be forever transformed. John Palfrey answers the question: Who are these Digital Natives?