May the Schwartz Be With You, Marvin

Marvin Ammori has been named one of the New America Foundation’s 2013 Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows. Prestigious and highly competitive, the Schwartz Fellows Program supports leading  journalists, academics, and public policy analysts in crafting  critical analysis and perspective  on important challenges confronting modern society.

Former Schwartz Fellows who are legal scholars include Columbia’s Tim Wu, Harvard’s Noah Feldman, and Duke’s Jedediah Purdy. Since I was one of his students when Marvin was a law professor, I’m happy to see him in such good company.

New America itself “invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States,” and does significant work in promoting technology and innovation, in addition to its efforts in other policy areas.  Some of the acclaimed books authored by Schwartz fellows include Rebecca MacKinnon’s Consent of the Networked, Noam Scheiber’s Escape Artists, Nicolas Schmidle’s To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan, Liza Mundy’s The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family, Tim Wu’s The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, Nir Rosen’s In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq, and Peter Beinart’s The Crisis of Zionism.

Marvin will be writing a book on challenges facing the First Amendment in the twenty first century, drawing on his law review writings and focusing on topics such as network neutrality, SOPA and PIPA, and the digital speech issues of tomorrow.

Like Wu and Feldman, Marvin will keep his day job while a fellow, and will continue running the Ammori Group, working on cutting edge legal and policy issues and providing expertise and advice to our great clients, something of which I’m quite proud to be a part.

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