Google Announces 2012 Policy Fellows


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Pablo Chavez, Director of Public Policy at Google, just Google+Public+Policy+Blog%29" target="_blank">announced the 2012 Google Policy fellows. The Google Policy Fellowship is a program which offers undergraduate, graduate and law students interested in web and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue in these arenas, while exploring their academic and professional futures.

This year's roster of 15 was drawn from 1300 applicants from 12 different schools, from public policy, economics, computer science, engineering, law and science and technology departments. Below is the full list:

Derek Attig, University of Illinois, ALA Washington
Justin Kaufman, George Washington University, Public Knowledge
Lassana Magassa, University of Washington, New America Foundation
Daniel Lieberman, George Washington University, Future of Music Coalition
Anjney Midha, Stanford University, Technology Policy Institute
Yana Welinder, Harvard University, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Jonathan Miller, Georgetown University, Center for Democracy & Technology
Michael Corliss, University of Illinois, TechFreedom
Kieran Bergmann, University of Ottawa, Citizen Lab
Sumitra Nair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Center for Political Studies
Andrew Blanco, Stanford University, Creative Commons
Brenda Villanueva, University of Maryland, National Hispanic Media Coalition
Brian Picone, Brown University, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Laurie Birbilas, McGill University, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic
Leonard Hyman, University of Southern California, Internet Education Foundation

The group with spend 10 weeks this summer with the various host organizations of the internship, working on policy regarding free expression, privacy, security, and intellectual property - all of which are facets of Google's membership in the Global Network Initiative.