Davidson, who opened Google's Washington office in 2005, has written and spoken widely on Internet policy issues including privacy, free speech, encryption, network neutrality and copyright online. Prior to joining Google, Davidson was associate director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a public interest group promoting Internet civil liberties.
Starting in 2000, he has also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's program in communications, culture and technology. Davidson has an SB in mathematics and computer science and an SM in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a JD from Yale Law School.
The Brunel Lecture Series on Complex Systems is sponsored by the MIT Engineering Systems Division. Davidson’s talk will run from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in 6-120. Information about the series and past lectures is available here: http://esd.mit.edu/resources/brunel.html.