Urs Gasser is Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. He is a visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and KEIO University (Japan). Furthermore, Urs Gasser teaches at Fudan University School of Management (China). His main fields of research are information law, policy and society issues.
Urs Gasser graduated from the University of St. Gallen (lic.iur., Dr.iur.) and also from Harvard Law School in 2003 with an LL.M. He has received several academic awards and prizes for his research. Before returning to the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School as executive director in 2009, Urs Gasser was an associate professor of law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Prior to his St. Gallen appointment, he spent three years as a resident fellow at the Berkman Center, where he was appointed faculty fellow in 2005. During his first stay (from 2002–2005) at the Berkman Center, Urs Gasser was the lead research fellow on the digital media project, which was a multi-disciplinary research project aimed at exploring the transition from offline/analogue to online/digital media. He also initiated and chaired the Harvard-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group and was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (2003–2004).
Urs Gasser serves as a trustee on the board of the NEXA Center for Internet & Society at the University of Torino and on the board of the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. He is a fellow at the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioural Research.
Current projects explore policy and educational challenges for young Internet users, the regulation of digital technology (currently with focus on cloud computing), ICT interoperability, information quality, the law’s impact on innovation and risk in the ICT space, cybersecurity and alternative governance systems. Urs Gasser has written and edited several books and published over 100 articles in professional journals.
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