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“Internet Policy: The Burden of Democracy and Responsibility of Opportunity” with Susan E. Walters, California Emerging Technology Fund, CITRIS Research Exchange

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Talk Title: Internet Policy: The Burden of Democracy and Responsibility of Opportunity
Speaker: Susan E. Walters
Date: November 30, 2016, Wednesday, 12-1pm
Location: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

Susan E. Walters

Susan E. Walters is Senior Vice President at the California Emerging Technology Fund, which has the mission of closing the Digital Divide in California. Susan joined the Fund after working as the Regional Director of Community Relations for Citibank for Greater Southern California. Prior to Citibank she operated a consulting practice in corporate social responsibility. The work focused on building strategic partnerships between nonprofit organizations and corporations, strategic planning, communications and marketing. She has worked in myriad areas ranging from telecommunications policy, to disability access projects. Examples of her work include designing a highly successful technology job training program for low income adults and youth, creating a brand strategy for a buy local food campaign and marketing programs to reach emerging markets. Her firm’s clients included: AOL, Verizon, Microsoft, Independent Television Service (ITVS), San Francisco Giants, Freddie Mac Foundation, W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the FoodRoutes Network. Susan has held senior positions in Communications and Marketing with Odwalla and Pacific Bell.

Prior to her work in the private sector Susan served as a senior staff member to Willie L. Brown, Jr. during his tenure as Speaker of the California Assembly. She is an alumna of the Coro Fellows Program, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Public Policy degree from Claremont University.




About the CITRIS Research Exchange
Free and open to the public, the CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar takes place on Wednesdays and starts at 12pm Pacific time, and is hosted live in the Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus (*unless otherwise noted).

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