Can I Have Your Attention Please? 2017 Grafstein Lecture Reading List

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Professor Tim Wu will be presenting the 2017 Grafstein Lecture in Communications on his book The Attention Merchants.

Professor Wu, an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, teaches copyright, communications law and policy, antitrust, and more. He also acts as a policy advocate and has been a Senior Advisor of the Federal Trade Commission, Senior Enforcement Counsel and Special Advisor of the New York Attorney General’s Office, and a Special Advisor of the National Economic Council. Professor Wu’s latest book, The Attention Merchants, describes the evolution and rise of industries that “feed on human attention.”

All of Professor Wu’s books are available at U of T:

The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside our Heads

The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World (with Jack Goldsmith)

Including those for which he’s been a contributing author:

Securing Privacy in the Internet Age

Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-first Century

Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change

His academic articles can be found here.

And his popular writing can be found here.

Professor Wu recently discussed his new book on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin:

The Grafstein Annual Lecture in Communications was established by Senator Jerry S. Grafstein, QC, Class of 1958, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his graduation from the Faculty of Law and the 10th anniversary of the graduation of his son, Laurence Grafstein and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Grafstein (nee Weatherhead), both from the Class of 1988.

Past speakers include Konrad von Finckenstein, Former Chairman of the CRTC and Justice of the Federal Court, and Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Webcasts, complete descriptions, or abstracts of past Grafstein Lectures can be found here.

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