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A Tribute to Susan Hadden
From: David Farber <farber () central cis upenn edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 1995 17:44:38 -0500

From: Ruth Holder <holder () apt org>

Dear Friends,

Below is a statement in tribute to Susan Hadden.  I know many of you
will miss her as much as we will.  If those of you who would like to
know about memorial arrangements will contact me privately, I'll let
you know after the family has made their decisions.  Take care, Ruth

Ruth Holder
Alliance for Public Technology (APT)    |   Internet:   holder () apt org
901 15th St. NW #230                    |   202/408-1403 (voice/TTY)
Washington, DC  20005                   |   202/408-1134 (fax)

For more online information about the Alliance for Public Technology:

January 17, 1995 - For Immediate Release
For Further Information Call 202/408-1403

Alliance for Public Technology's Policy Chair, Susan G. Hadden, Ph.D.,
Slain in Cambodia

Susan Hadden, Ph.D., the American tourist killed in Cambodia this
past weekend, was the chair of the Alliance for Public Technology's
(APT) Policy Committee.  APT leaders called Dr. Hadden, who was
Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the
University of Texas in Austin, "unique in her mastery of the complex
tangle of regulatory and technical issues that accompany the current
debate over telecommunications."  Dr. Hadden led the team that
authored APT's vision statement and was in the midst of revising that
statement to reflect new developments in the national discussion,
when she was killed.

Barbara O'Connor, Chair of APT's Board of Directors, and Mary
Gardiner Jones, President of the Alliance, joined in issuing a statement
praising Dr. Hadden's skill in demonstrating "that ordinary people
could understand the issues related to changing technology and that
every citizen needed access to this technology if our democracy is to
remain vibrant and fair."  The APT statement continued:

"Her colleagues on the Board of Directors have lost a committed and
devoted friend whose incisive intellect and intensity motivated us to
remain true to our ideals.  Her brilliant mind is irreplaceable, we can
only pledge to work with the same verve to fulfill her ideals.  We send
our deepest sympathy and love to her husband Jim, her son James, her
daughter Lucy and her parents, Dr. Nathan and Ruth Ginsburg."

In her role as APT policy chair, Dr. Hadden's advice had been sought
by the Administration and Federal Communications Chairman Reed
Hundt.  She devoted much of her work to championing the right of
underserved communities to have access to the new communications
technology, testifying before Congressional Committees, regulatory
sessions, and State Legislative bodies to show how vital it is that
every citizen be connected to the social and political resources being
developed in the new telecommunications environment."

Dr. Hadden held a B.A. degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political
science from the University of Chicago.  She was named a fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1992.
Among her many publications are two books and more than 60 articles
on telecommunications, citizen participation, risk communication,
and policies intended to reduce risks to human health and the
environment.  Dr. Hadden was devoted to the City of Austin which
she served in many capacities as an active volunteer.


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