Monday, April 15, 2013

Genachowski to become Senior Fellow at Aspen Institute

Julius Genachowski has accepted a senior fellowship at the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program upon his resignation from the FCC in the coming weeks.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program addresses the societal impact of communications and information technologies, and provides a multi-disciplinary venue for considered judgment on communications policy issues.

"I'm enthusiastic about helping the Aspen Institute advance its important mission," said Genachowski.  "The Internet and mobile are having a transformative impact on our economy and society. The Institute has an unparalleled ability to convene business, government, and non-profit leaders to address the effect of digital technologies on many of the world's most vexing problems, and I'm looking forward to being involved in that effort."

Genachowski is the 5th consecutive FCC chair to accept this fellowship after ending the chairmanship, including Kevin Martin, Michael Powell and Reed Hundt .

In 2010, Blair Levin, Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative at the Federal Communications Commission, accepted a Communications and Society Fellowship at the Aspen Institute after leaving the FCC.