The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society

Nov. 2, 2009

Event: Internet and Obama Administration Subject of Lecture

When: Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Networking reception starts at 5:45 p.m.

Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University Ave.

Parking: Paid parking in the AT&T garage ($10). Free parking in the state lots across Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or on the street. Use the Whitis Street entrance of the MLK entrance.

Background: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society presents Dr. Gary Chapman, senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches classes and conducts research on Internet policy, telecommunications and technology policy, and how the Internet revolution shapes organizations. He is also associate director of the university's Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute. Chapman has written numerous articles on technology and society for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Technology Review, Communications of the ACM, and many others.

From 1995-2001, Chapman was an internationally syndicated columnist on technology for the Los Angeles Times, and his column, "Digital Nation," was carried in more than 200 newspapers and on Web sites. Chapman was also a technology columnist for Texas Monthly magazine and an editorial columnist for the Austin American-Statesman. In early 2000, Chapman was named one of the "25 Most Powerful Texans in High Tech" by Texas Monthly. In 1999, the Austin American-Statesman named him one of its "Ten to Watch." Chapman has also been chairman of the selection committee for the Turing Award, the world's highest award in computer science.

Chapman earned his bachelor's degree from Occidental College and attended Stanford University's Political Science Ph.D. program.

For more information, contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos, Texas Advanced Computing Center, 512 232 5771.