As the field of telecommunications continues to expand and develop as a thriving legal practice area posing diverse and unique challenges to practitioners across the globe, the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) and American University Washington College of Law (WCL) are establishing a Program on International Information Communications Technology (ICT) Policy and ICT Regulation, with the following objectives: (i) enhancing academic offerings, (ii) raising awareness about the ICT sector and how it can be used to implement general global policy objectives such as the MDGs and (iii) training professionals to act in the ICT sector.
The Program will be led by Dr. Renata Brazil David , S.J.D, LL.M., Director of Legal Affairs at ITSO and Adjunct Professor at WCL and will focus on salient issues and current developments in the field of international ICT policy and regulation.
The creation of the Program will enable the law school to build upon past accomplishments, produce opportunities for formal research and scholarship, and provide a solid foundation to those aspiring to enter the telecommunications field.
The Program on International ICT Policy and ICT Regulation coordinates courses and seminars on various issues in the field of International ICT Policy and ICT Regulation. For example, the Program will offer the following courses:
- A summer course on "Introduction to ICT Policy and Institutions: The Role of Intergovernmental Organizations".
- A semester course on "International ICT Policy and Regulation" for JD and LL.M. students at WCL.
- An online course on "International ICT Policy and Regulation" offered to government officials working with ICT, regulators, ICT professionals, operating companies and students willing to broaden their career prospects.
From left to right: Dean Claudio Grossman, WCL; Dr. Renata Brazil David, ITSO Director of Legal Affairs
and WCL Adjunct Professor; Mr. Jose Toscano, ITSO Director General and CEO