About John Palfrey
John Palfrey is a director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
. As of July 2012, he has begun serving as the Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover
. He also serves as a Trustee of the Knight Foundation
and the chair of the Steering Committee of the Digital Public Library of America
He is the author or co-author of several books, including "Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems
” (Basic Books, 2012), "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives
" (Basic Books, 2008), and "Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Internet Filtering
" (MIT Press, 2008). His research and teaching is focused on Internet law, intellectual property, and international law. He practiced intellectual property and corporate law at the law firm of Ropes & Gray.
John Palfrey served as a special assistant at the U.S. EPA during the Clinton Administration. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School.
A.B., Harvard College, 1994
M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 1997
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2001