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Dr. LL.M (Harvard) Urs GASSER Executive Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


 Dr. Urs Gasser is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Executive Director. Before joining the Berkman Center in this capacity, he was Associate Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he led the Research Center for Information Law as Faculty Director. Before joining the St. Gallen faculty, Urs Gasser spent three years as a research and teaching fellow at the Berkman Center, where he was appointed Faculty Fellow in 2005. His research focuses on the effects of structural changes in the information environment on society in general and legal frameworks in particular. Current research projects explore the regulation of digital media, cloud computing, youth and media policies, and information quality issues, among others. Urs Gasser serves as an adivser to governments in Europe, Asia and the US as well as OECD and APAC.


He has published and edited, respectively, six books and has written over 60 articles in books, law reviews, and professional journals, including: Urs Gasser, John Palfrey: Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives, Basic Books, New York 2008 (translated into ten languages)


He received several awards, including:
Harvard s Landon H. Gammon Fellowship for academic excellence
Walther Hug-Preis Schweiz, a prize for the best doctoral theses in law nationwide