FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Visit Nebraska Law


Ajit Pai
By 
Scott Stewart
The Daily Record

The current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will spend the day Wednesday visiting with students and faculty at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Ajit Pai will be hosted by the Nebraska Law Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program and its co-director, Nebraska Law Professor Gus Hurwitz.

Pai will begin his visit at a precision agriculture farm, Steve Althouse Farms outside of Waverly. The tour is coordinated by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska. He will discuss how data and technology are used to plant and harvest in dryland farming operations.

At a lunch meeting for law, business, engineering and journalism students, Pai will discuss the FCC’s work and federal policy more generally. He will then be part of a roundtable discussion about federal communications policy with interested members of the Nebraska community, according to a university news release.

Pai will conclude his visit with a public fireside chat at the Nebraska Union at 3:30 p.m., which will begin with a discussion between Pai and Hurwitz before questions from the audience. The event is open to all UNL students and the broader community, but advance registration is required.

Pai has been the chairman of the FCC since 2017 and has been a commissioner since 2012. He graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1994 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1997.

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