ICYMI: Why it’s time to reset the internet

Post-event report Frank McCourt speaks at Georgetown University about technology policy, the potential of new tech models, and why it’s time to reset the internet On Monday, April 4, the Georgetown Technology Policy Initiative (GTPI) hosted Frank McCourt, Chairman & CEO of McCourt Global and founder of Project Liberty, for a conversation on “Past, Present, […]

ICYMI: In Conversation with Frank McCourt and Frances Haugen

Post-event report By Marie Camille Hubault and the McCourt Institute On Monday, March 28, the McCourt Institute hosted the Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen, in conversation with Frank McCourt about the current state of Big Tech, regulations currently underway, and a better path for digital governance. The event was moderated by McCourt Institute Inaugural Executive Director […]

ICYMI: McCourt Institute launched in Paris with public event on the future of tech governance

On Thursday, March 10, the McCourt Institute brought together experts and innovators from a broad range of backgrounds and communities to discuss the future of tech governance and celebrate the dedication of the Institute’s European home on Sciences Po’s campus in Paris. The event featured: Marie-Laure Denis, President, French data protection authority (CNIL); Manuel Heitor, […]

Portuguese Technology Minister Heitor on technology governance in a digital age

Understanding “human agency” and the need to guarantee responsible, people-centered and climate-aware systems for our common good in a decentralized and AI-driven digital age Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal Background note prepared for the McCourt Institute inaugural event – The Future of Tech Governance Paris, March 9 & 10, 2022 […]

Why the McCourt Institute

Friends, This is an incredibly important moment. At a time when our lives have increasingly moved online, technology is at the center of everything we do and shapes the future of our economy, our democracy, and our communication in the public square. If we don’t take action soon, the technology that held so much promise […]

Social graph as a key to change

We believe a unified, universally accessible, and decentralized social graph is the essential first step in giving the Internet back to society. Let’s build it together. Frank H. McCourt, Jr.Chairman & CEO, Unfinished Braxton WoodhamPresident, Unfinished Labs Like so many others, we’ve watched with deepening distress as the very technology meant to provide universal access […]