John Villasenor is a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. He is also a professor of electrical engineering and public policy at UCLA, Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Intellectual Property System, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work addresses the intersection of technology, policy and law.

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  • In the News

    The question of where a homeowner's control of airspace stops and public airspace begins is already complex. Adding claims by state government to the mix makes it even messier.

    January 31, 2013, John Villasenor, U.S. News & World Report
  • In the News

    Obviously when you have an unmanned aircraft, there is no risk of a pilot being shot down and killed or captured in hostile territory, so these unmanned aircraft make it possible to conduct operations in places where you wouldn't want to put a human pilot at risk.

    December 4, 2012, John Villasenor, Globe and Mail
  • In the News

    Drones are part of this inexorable growth in technologies that are logging almost anything that we do. It's a sobering time for those of us who came of age in a world where we could move about without necessarily having someone perform surveillance on us.

    June 20, 2012, John Villasenor, Willamette Week
  • Interview | NPR's Fresh Air

    Drones Over America: What Can They See?

    March 14, 2012

  • Interview | NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday

    Technological Innovations Help Dictators See All

    January 22, 2012