An experienced television news producer and highly regarded political strategist and thinker, Simon has spent three decades in national media and politics. He is a veteran of two Presidential campaigns, including a leading role in the famous 1992 Clinton War Room. In his current capacity as President of NDN/New Policy Institute, Simon advises leading politicians, Administration officials and policy makers on a wide range of issues here in the United States and abroad. He is a frequent commentator in the national media, appearing regularly in major newspapers and websites, political journals and on cable and network television. A few years ago GQ magazine named him of the 50 most powerful people in Washington, and he currently writes a weekly column on American politics for US News and World Report.
Simon and his wife, Caitlin Durkovich, and their three spirited children live in Washington, DC. Simon is a graduate of Tufts University and currently serves on the board of the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts. He is also a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Information and Communications Policy. He is a retired Little League baseball coach and proud playmate of his family’s English Bulldog, Tug.
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An Open Internet Détente: How and Why Bipartisan Legislation Should End the Net Neutrality Wars
Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion about its latest report on why and how Congress should give the FCC clear authority to enforce basic bright-line rules and bring resolution to this debate.