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Michael Calabrese - Participant

Michael A. Calabrese directs the Wireless Future Program at New America, a nonprofit think tank in Washington, D.C. He develops and advocates policies to promote ubiquitous, fast and affordable wireless broadband connectivity, mobile broadband competition, and more efficient spectrum use, including unlicensed access and dynamic spectrum sharing.

Mr. Calabrese has served as an appointed Member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) since 2009. He served as an Invited Expert on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) spectrum reform working group during 2011-2012.

Mr. Calabrese has previously served as general counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, director of domestic policy at the Center for National Policy, an attorney, and as a clerk to California Supreme Court Justice Allen E. Broussard.

Calabrese is a graduate of Stanford Law and Business Schools, where he earned a J.D./MBA degree; and a graduate of Harvard College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Government.



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Director, Wireless Future Program