As a Senior Research Fellow with New America's Open Technology Institute, Michael Calabrese focuses on developing and advocating policies to promote pervasive connectivity, including spectrum policy reform, wireless broadband deployment and IT investment and innovation more broadly. The founding director of New America's Wireless Future program, Mr. Calabrese also served as Vice President (2003-2010) and was instrumental in establishing the organization's programs in areas including retirement security, health policy and the Next Social Contract Initiative.
Previously, Mr. Calabrese served as General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as Director of Domestic Policy Programs at the Center for National Policy, and as pension and employee benefits counsel at the national AFL-CIO.
An attorney and graduate of both Stanford Business and Law Schools, Mr. Calabrese speaks and writes frequently on issues related to spectrum, wireless broadband, and Internet policy, as well as on Next Social Contract issues related to improving retirement security and health coverage. He has co-authored three books and published opinion articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly and other leading outlets.