Peter B. Kaufman

Peter B. Kaufman

Senior Program Officer
Resource Development
600 Technology Square | Building NE49
Biography

Peter B. Kaufman is Senior Program Officer for Resource Development and Strategic Initiatives at MIT Open Learning. Educated at Cornell and Columbia, he is the author of The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge (Seven Stories Press, 2021) and The Moving Image: A User’s Guide (The MIT Press, 2024).  As an educator, publisher, and documentary film producer, he also has served as Associate Director of Columbia University’s Center for Teaching and Learning; co-chair of the JISC Film & Sound Think Tank; co-chair of the Copyright Committee of the Association of Moving Image Archivists; a member of the Scholar Advisory Committee of WGBH’s American Archive of Public Broadcasting; a member of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences; and a long-time consultant to the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus for Audiovisual Conservation.