Public Policy Research Center Presents "The Internet and Oregons Future"

Willamette University's Public Policy Research Center and the Office of Governor John Kitzhaber present "The Internet and Oregon's Future" on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of the Mark O. Hatfield Library. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

The forum will consist of three sessions, each a discussion of a particular aspect of the relationship between the growth of the Internet and the future of policy. Each session will be run by a moderator who will foster conversation among a panel of professionals. Panelists include Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, Intel Vice President Jim Johnson, representatives from a range of private and public sector organizations, and Willamette University faculty, including David Douglass, professor of rhetoric and media studies, and Alan Eliason, professor of management information technology at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

The three sessions are as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Session 1: "The Transformation of the Workplace," moderated by Laura Leete, director of the Willamette University Public Policy Research Center
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Session 2: "Participation in Community and Digital Democracy," moderated by Ethan Seltzer, director of Portland State University's Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies
  • 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Session 3: "The Role of Public Investment," moderated by Vince Chiapetta, associate professor of law at Willamette University's College of Law
For reservations or for more information on the event, contact Allisa Jones at 503-370-6961 or at Information is also available at the Center's Web site