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David Bollier is a journalist, activist, and longtime scholar of the commons.  He is Co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, Co-founder of Public Knowledge, and Founding Editor of from 2003 to 2010.  He now blogs at  A Senior Fellow at the Norman Lear Center, Bollier is the author of more than ten books, including Brand Name Bullies and Silent Theft. He lives in Amherst, MA. Read more...

Upcoming appearances

Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, November 16.
Free Culture Forum, Barcelona, Spain, October 30.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies, September 21 and 22.
Bloomington, Indiana, "Reclaiming the Commons" public forum, October 10, 2009.  With Scott Russell Sanders, Professor Elinor Ostrom and others.
"Globalization for the Common Good" conference, Chicago, Loyola University, June 1 and 2.
New York University, New York City, May 18.
DEMOS, New York City, May 19.
Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, May 12 at 12:30 pm. Webcast.
Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, March 31.
Open Knowledge Foundation conference, London, England, March 28.
Solidarity Economy conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, March 21.
University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication, the Norman Lear Center, Los Angeles, March 12.
University of Massachusetts, Political Economy Research Institute, Amherst, Massachusetts, February 11.
New America Foundation, Washington, D.C., February 20.
The Aspen Institute, Communications and Society Program, Washington, D.C., February 6.