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Michael Calabrese

Wireless Future Project, New America Foundation
Washington, DC
Michael A. Calabrese directs the Wireless Future Program at New America, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C.  As part of the New America’s Open Technology Institute, he develops and advocates policies to promote ubiquitous, fast and affordable wireless broadband connectivity, mobile broadband competition, and more efficient spectrum use, including the reallocation of more prime spectrum for shared and unlicensed access.

Mr. Calabrese has served as an appointed Member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) since 2009. He also served as an Invited Expert on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) spectrum reform working group during 2011-2012. 

Mr. Calabrese has previously served as Vice President of New America (2003-2010), General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, director of domestic policy at the Center for National Policy, as a counsel at the national AFL-CIO, and as a clerk to California Supreme Court Justice Allen E. Broussard.

Calabrese is a graduate of Stanford Law and Business, where he earned a JD/MBA degree; and a graduate of Harvard College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Government.