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Pete Shively

Pete is a Fellow and Projects Administrator for the Interactivity Foundation. He works closely with the Foundation’s Intellectual Development Committee to coordinate the Foundation’s public discussion efforts, its website, and other developmental programs. To date, Pete has managed three long-term discussion projects resulting in published discussion guides:  Food (2011), Crime & Punishment, (2013), and Tomorrow’s News:  the Future of Journalism and Our News Media, (2016).

A recovering corporate lawyer, Pete was an attorney with the firm of LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn in Madison (1998-2005). His law practice focused primarily on development-stage and university-related companies, mostly in the life sciences. From 1993-1997, Pete was an assistant city attorney in College Station, Texas.

Pete has a law degree, cum laude, and a masters degree in public policy and administration, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pete was an articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review, which published his article on lender liability. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1985 with a B.A. in history and political science.

Pete and his wife Ruth, herself a recovering political theorist, live in Madison with their three sons. In all too rare moments of domestic calm, he sometimes enjoys bicycling in the Wisconsin countryside, reading and arguing political philosophy, woodworking, hiking, canoeing, and–with somewhat greater regularity–the comparing and contrasting of many varieties of micro & craft-brewed beers.

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