Mark M Mac Carthy


Adjunct Faculty


Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT)
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Mark MacCarthy is an adjunct faculty member in the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program at Georgetown University. He teaches courses and conducts research in information privacy, global Internet freedom, tech policy, trade and the development of electronic media. He directs the CCT summer program on Trade and the Global Information Economy based in Geneva. He also teaches courses in political philosophy, philosophy & privacy and philosophy & free speech in the Philosophy Department. He is an Affiliate of the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He is also Vice President for Public Policy at the Software & Information Industry Association, where he advises member companies and directs public policy initiatives in technology policy, information privacy, trade, Internet governance, intellectual property and educational technology. He has been a consultant on technology policy issues for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and for the Aspen Institute. His previous public policy experience includes senior positions with Visa, Inc., the Wexler Walker Group, Capital Cities/ABC and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a Ph.D in philosophy from Indiana University and an MA in economics from the University of Notre Dame.


  • M.A. () University of Notre Dame, Economics
  • B.A. () Fordham University, Philosophy
  • Ph.D. () Indiana University, Philosophy