Robert Kahn

Cofounder of the Internet

Recipient of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom

“Shaping the World Together,” the Washington Institute Podcast Series, is pleased to welcome Robert Kahn.

With his colleague Vint Cerf, Mr Kahn is known as one of the founding fathers of the internet. He initially proposed the TCP/IP Protocols which are key to internet communication. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York and then went to Princeton University where he earned his master’s and Ph.D. both in electrical engineering. After working at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military, he found the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). CNRI is a non-profit organization focusing on research and development of information technology. He is a recipient of many awards including; National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. 

 

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