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LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman to Speak at The Austin Forum on Science, Technology and Society

AUSTIN, Texas-- Oct. 29, 2009-- LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman will be speak at The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Chapman's talk is titled "The Internet and the Obama Administration - So Far."

The Austin Forum is a monthly speaker series that hosts distinguished industry professionals and leaders who share their knowledge and experience about the confluence of science, technology and society in the 21st century. This speaker series and networking event provides a unique venue in the Austin community for introducing new knowledge and ideas, education, and encouraging collaboration among Forum participants.

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman

Chapman teaches classes and conducts research on Internet policy, telecommunications and technology policy, and how the Internet revolution shapes organizations. He is also associate director of the University's Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute. He has written numerous articles on technology and society for a wide variety of publications including the New York Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Technology Review, Communications of the ACM, and many others.

From 1995-2001, Chapman was an internationally syndicated columnist on technology for the Los Angeles Times, and his column, called "Digital Nation," was carried in more than 200 newspapers and on Web sites. Chapman was also a technology columnist for Texas Monthly magazine and an editorial columnist for the Austin American Statesman.

In early 2000, Chapman was named one of the "25 Most Powerful Texans in High Tech" by Texas Monthly. In 1999, the Austin American Statesman named him one of its "Ten to Watch." Chapman has also served as chairman of the selection committee for the Turing Award, the world's highest award in computer science.

Chapman earned his B.A. from Occidental College and attended Stanford University's Political Science Ph.D. program.

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