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Jackie Filson,

Sen. Klobuchar, Gen. Wesley Clark, AAG Kanter, Tim Wu and Other Experts to Join Open Markets for Virtual Conference Next Week on 'Busting the Big Myths on Anti-Monopoly Reform'

3 lunchtime conversations will address ongoing debates about the opportunities created by stronger anti-monopoly law and enforcement.


Open Markets Institute is bringing together lawmakers, law enforcers, and other experts for a lunchtime discussion series that asks: Are fears about the unintended consequences of strengthening anti-monopoly laws and enforcement legitimate, or do the opportunities and benefits vastly outweigh the risks?

Register to join the conference here.

Headlining these conversations will be Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights; Gen. Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Jonathan Kanter, assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division; and Tim Wu, special assistant to the president on technology and competition policy.

The three conversations will take place during lunchtime next Tuesday, Feb. 15, Wednesday, Feb. 16, and Thursday, Feb. 17.

Other participants include Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar, security technologist Bruce Schneier, Markup editor-in-chief Julia Angwin, entrepreneur and technologist Dina Srinavasan, and Open Markets Institute executive director Barry Lynn.

More details will be added to this webpage, including additional participants, over the next few days.

WHAT: 3-day virtual conference: Lunchtime conversations about anti-monopoly enforcement

WHEN: Feb. 15-17

  • 11:30 a.m. ET Tuesday
  • 12:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, Thursday

WHERE: Livestream; register here.

WHO: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gen. Wesley Clark, AAG Jonathan Kanter, Tim Wu, Open Markets Institute, Rana Foroohar, Julia Angwin, Bruce Schneier, Dina Srinavasan, Dr. Richard Andres, Rose Jackson, and Edward Ongweso (Full list of participants will be available shortly)

The Open Markets Institute works to address threats to our democracy, individual liberties, and our national security from today's unprecedented levels of corporate concentration and monopoly power. By combining policy, legal, and market structure expertise with sophisticated communications and outreach efforts, Open Markets seeks not only to hold today's monopolies accountable for abuse of power, but to rebuild an economic system where progress is easier to achieve, because power is far more widely and equitably distributed