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Mozilla Public Policy Expert to Speak on Internet Operability

April 13, 2017

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Chris Riley

Chris Riley, head of public policy for Mozilla, will be the featured speaker at a campus computer security seminar Tuesday, April 18.

The event, free and open to the public, has been organized by Rose-Hulman’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, along with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is scheduled from 4:20 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. in Moench Hall’s E-104 lecture hall on campus.

The topic of Riley’s presentation is “Why Not Build the Internet with LEGOs?” He will explore the problems with centrally controlled Internet technologies and how the Internet can be enriched through interoperability and openness.

Riley is working to advance Internet policy outcomes through analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building and community engagement. He is a former program manager on Internet freedom at the U.S. State Department, and was an attorney/advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. Riley has a doctorate in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree from Yale Law School.

Mozilla is a global nonprofit organization with technologists and thinkers who are developing, building and distributing the free, open-source Firefox web browser.