Offshore financial magazine Cayman Financial Review will host Glenn Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law and a member on the University of Tennessee faculty, as the first speaker in its new series of lunchtime talks on Tuesday, 10 January, at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.
Professor Reynolds, is most widely known for his weblog, Instapundit, one of the most widely read American political weblogs. His presentation will trace the implications of his theory, set out in his most recent book ‘An Army of Davids’, that changes in technology are empowering the individual to take on the centralised powers of government, media and corporations.
Reynolds argues the widespread distribution of advanced technologies has profound economic and social consequences, by decentralising power in areas as diverse as business, politics, the arts, music and even space exploration.
Reynolds’ special interests are law and technology and constitutional law issues, and his work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Columbia Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Law and Policy in International Business, Jurimetrics and the High Technology Law Journal. He has also written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, as well as other popular publications. In addition he is a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics magazine, and writes a regular column for the Washington Examiner.
He is the co-author of Outer Space: Problems of Law and Policy and The Appearance of Impropriety: How the Ethics Wars Have Undermined American Government, Business, and Society. His most recent book is An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People To Beat Big Media, Big Government and Other Goliaths.
Professor Reynolds has testified before Congressional committees on space law, international trade, and domestic terrorism. He has been executive chairman of the National Space Society and a member of the White House Advisory Panel on Space Policy. A member of the UT faculty since 1989, Reynolds received the Harold C. Warner Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award in 1991, and the W. Allen Separk Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award in 1998.
A songwriter and producer for such bands as Mobius Dick, The Nebraska Guitar Militia and The Defenders Of The Faith, Reynolds is a member of the American Society of Composers and Performers and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The Cayman Financial Review Speaker Series featuring Glenn Reynolds will be held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Tuesday, 10 January from 12.30pm to 2pm. Tickets for the event, which includes a lunch, are CI$80/US$100. Register at www.caymanboxoffice.com. Payment can be made online or at the event pre-registration.