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Stuart Brotman

Former Fellow

Professional affiliation

Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Wilson Center Projects

U.S. Digital Data Privacy Protection at the Crossroads: Developing a Workable National Policy and Legal Framework

Full Biography

Stuart N. Brotman is an American government policymaker; tenured university professor; management consultant; lawyer; author and editorial adviser; and non-profit organization executive. He has served in four Presidential Administrations on a bipartisan basis and has taught students from 42 countries in six separate disciplines--Communications, Journalism, Business, Law, International Relations, and Public Policy. He also has advised private and public sector clients in more than 30 countries on five continents. Brotman is the first-ever visiting professor of entertainment and media law at Harvard Law. He also was the first Harvard Law School faculty member to teach telecommunications law. He served as a faculty member in Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy, and in the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. He held the first concurrent appointment in digital media at Harvard and MIT, respectively at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Program on Comparative Media Studies, and created the first study group on communications policymaking at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. Brotman also serves as an annual visiting lecturer in entertainment and media law at Stanford Law School.

Major Publications

Privacy's Perfect Storm: Digital Policy for Post-Pandemic Times, Miniver Press, 2020.

Communications Law and Practice(comprehensive treatise, now in its 46th edition)

The Telecommunications Deregulation Sourcebook (book)

Telephone Company and Cable Television Competition (book)