Wednesday May 29, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET
Zack Cooper is a research fellow at the AEI, where he studies US defense strategy in Asia, US alliances and partnerships in Asia, strategic competition between the US and China, and Chinese economic policy and coercion. Prior to joining AEI, Dr Cooper was Senior Research Fellow for Security in Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He was also assistant to the Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council of the White House and Special Assistant to the Deputy Principal Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Ministry of Defense. Dr Cooper has been published in several academic journals, including International Security, Security Studies, and the US Naval War College Review. He is also co-author of various studies on Asia, including topics such as US military strategy and posture in Asia, anti-Chinese coercion, and US defense cooperation. with regional allies and partners. He is co-editor of two books with Michael Green, “Postwar Japan: Growth, Security, and Uncertainty Since 1945” (CSIS / Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) and “Strategy Japan: New Approaches to Foreign Policy and the US-Japan Alliance” ( CSRS / Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). Dr Cooper graduated from Princeton University with a doctorate. and a master’s degree in security studies and an MPA in international relations. He holds a BA in Public Policy from Stanford University.
Marc Jamison is a visiting scholar at AEI, where he works on how technology affects the economy and on telecommunications and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issues. He is concurrently Director and Gunter Professor of the Public Utility Research Center at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Dr Jamison served on the FCC’s Transition Team for President-elect Trump, as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Florida Governor’s Internet Task Force, and as Chairman of the Transportation and Utilities Group. . Previously, he was Director of Regulatory Policy at Sprint, Head of Research for the Iowa Utilities Board and Communications Economist for the Kansas Corporation Commission. He has also served on various state and federal boards of directors, most notably as chair of the staff subcommittee on communication of the National Association of Commissioners for Regulatory Services. Dr Jamison has written three books, including “Industry Structure and Pricing: The New Rivalry in Infrastructure” (Kluwer Academic Press, 1999), and has contributed to several edited volumes. He has published in academic and policy journals such as the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Review of Network Economics and Telecommunications Policy. His popular writings have appeared in RealClearMarkets, US News & World Report, The Gainesville Sun, and the Sun Sentinel, among others. Dr Jamison holds a doctorate. in Economics from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural education and economics from Kansas State University.
Pierre Rysavy is the President of Rysavy Research LLC, a wireless technology consulting firm since 1993. He is a widely published expert on the capabilities and evolution of wireless technology. He has written over 180 articles, reports, columns and white papers, and has taught over 40 public wireless courses and webcasts. He has also performed technical assessments of numerous wireless technologies including cellular data services, municipal / mesh Wi-Fi networks, Wi-Fi hotspot networks, mobile browser technologies, messaging systems. wireless and social networking applications. From 2000 to 2016, Mr. Rysavy was Executive Director of the Wireless Technology Association, an industry organization that evaluated wireless technologies, studied mobile communications architectures, and promoted wireless data interoperability. From 1988 to 1993, he was vice president of engineering and technology at Traveling Software (later renamed LapLink). Prior to Traveling Software, he spent seven years at Fluke Corporation, where he worked on data acquisition products and touchscreen technology. Mr. Rysavy received a BA and MA in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1979.
Shane Tews is a visiting scholar at AEI, where she works primarily on cybersecurity and internet governance issues. She is also President of Logan Circle Strategies, where she focuses on information and communications technology and cybersecurity policy issues. Previously, Ms. Tews managed Internet security and digital commerce issues as Vice President of Global Policy for Verisign Inc. She began her career at George HW Bush’s White House as Deputy Deputy Director in the Office. of Cabinet Affairs and then moved to Capitol Hill. as the legislative director of a member of Congress. She is currently vice-chair of the Internet Education Foundation board of directors and co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum USA. Ms. Tews studied communications at Arizona State University and American University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a focus on communications and political science.