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On Monday, Nov. 22, the Strauss Center will welcome Noah Phillips, commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, for a talk on big tech, privacy and national security. The talk will be moderated by Adam Klein, Director of Strauss's Technology, Security, and Global Affairs program.


Registration required. Seating is limited and is not guaranteed.

Please note: Format is subject to change as we are continually monitoring health conditions. Masking and social distancing are optional but highly recommended. For those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms prior to the event, please refrain from attending the event. We will maintain a roster of all attendees and will provide the list to UT Health Austin for contact tracing purposes. For further information, visit Protect Texas Together.


Following his nomination by President Donald J. Trump and unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, Noah Joshua Phillips was sworn in as a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission on May 2, 2018. Before coming to the FTC, Phillips served as chief counsel to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on the Senate Judiciary Committee. From 2011 to 2018, he advised Cornyn on legal and policy matters including antitrust, constitutional law, consumer privacy, fraud and intellectual property. Prior to his Senate service, Phillips worked as a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York City, and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, in Washington, DC. Phillips began his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment bank in New York City. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.


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