Anu Bradford is Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organizations at Columbia Law School. She is also a director for Columbia’s European Legal Studies Center and a Senior Scholar at Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School. Her research focuses on international trade law, EU law and comparative and international antitrust law.
Bradford earned her S.J.D. (2007) and LL.M. (2002) degrees from Harvard Law School and also holds a law degree from the University of Helsinki. After completing her LL.M. studies as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, Bradford practised antitrust law and European Union law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels for two years before returning to Harvard for her doctoral studies. She has also served as an adviser on economic policy in the Parliament of Finland and as an expert assistant to a member of the European Parliament. Bradford is the author of “The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World” (OUP 2020), named one of the best books of 2020 by Foreign Affairs.
How to create a Europe-wide innovation ecosystem to increase the competitiveness of European companies against global rivals? What are the areas to invest in, if Europe wants to further boost the tech capabilities driving its competitive advantage? (semiconductors, e-batteries, AI etc. ) How to make sure that tech regulation (data privacy, AI, DSA) doesn´t stifle innovations in the tech sector while protecting the interest of consumers?
What are the next steps we need to take to design and establish a functional and forward-looking system of regulation of tech heavyweights that ensures a competitive market and adherence to democratic norms?