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Michael Calabrese - Participant

Michael Calabrese is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Wireless Future Project at the New America Foundation, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C.  As part of the Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative, he develops and advocates policies to improve our nation’s management of the public airwaves and more broadly to promote pervasive connectivity, particularly through more ubiquitous and affordable high-speed wireless broadband access.  New America develops and advocates policies to promote more efficient spectrum use as well as the reallocation of more prime spectrum for open, shared, and unlicensed access.

Mr. Calabrese currently serves as an appointed Member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) since 2009, and (since October 2011) as an Invited Expert on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) spectrum reform working group.  Previously, Mr. Calabrese served as General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as Vice President of the New America Foundation and as Domestic and Economic Policy Director of the Center for National Policy.   Calabrese is a graduate of Stanford Business and Law Schools, where he earned a J.D./M.B.A. degree; and a graduate of Harvard College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Government.  He is the co-author of three previous books on policy and politics and has published opinion articles in the nation’s leading outlets, including The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.



New America Foundation


Director, Wireless Future Program