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Jonathan Zittrain


Jonathan Zittrain is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard. Zittrain takes what he hears and applies his combination of intellect, experience and subtle humor to ask questions that seem obviously important, even profound, in retrospect. Jonathan has said “The first key is to put aside preconceptions…and above all, to listen.” Jonathan has been a Lecturer at Harvard since 1997, served with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also worked for the past 14 years as an online forum administrator for CompuServe, most recently as the chief forum administrator for the forum administrator’s forum. Zittrain has a B.S. summa cum laude from Yale in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.