About the authors

Frank McCourt, Executive Chairman of McCourt Global and Founder of Project Liberty, along with co-writer Michael Casey, has authored the book “OUR BIGGEST FIGHT: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital Age”, which will be published by Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, on March 12, 2024.

Frank H. McCourt, Jr.

Frank H. McCourt, Jr. is a civic entrepreneur and the executive chairman and former CEO of McCourt Global, a private family company committed to building a better future through its work across the real estate, sports, technology, media, and capital investment industries, as well as its significant philanthropic activities. Frank is proud to extend his family’s 130-year legacy of merging community and social impact with financial results, an approach that started when the original McCourt Company was launched in Boston in 1893.

He is a passionate supporter of multiple academic, civic, and cultural institutions and initiatives. He is the founder and executive chairman of Project Liberty, a far-reaching, $500 million initiative to transform the internet through a new, equitable technology infrastructure and rebuild social media in a way that enables users to own and control their personal data. The project includes the development of a groundbreaking, open-source internet protocol called the Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP), which will be owned by the public to serve as a new web infrastructure. It also includes the creation of Project Liberty’s Institute (formerly The McCourt Institute,) launched with founding partners Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and Sciences Po in Paris, to advance research, bring together technologists and social scientists, and develop a governance model for the internet’s next era.

Frank has served on Georgetown University’s Board of Directors for many years and, in 2013, made a $100 million founding investment to create Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He expanded on this in 2021 with a $100 million investment to catalyze an inclusive pipeline of public policy leaders and put the school on a path to becoming tuition-free.

Frank owns the French football club Olympique de Marseille and formerly owned the Los Angeles Dodgers. With family roots in the construction business dating back to the late 19th century, Frank has built upon this history with initiatives ranging from the development of Boston’s Seaport to large, mixed-use projects in Dallas, London, Miami, New York City, and elsewhere.

Frank graduated from Georgetown University. He is married to Monica McCourt and is the proud father of seven.

Michael J. Casey

Michael Casey is Chief Content Officer at CoinDesk, the leading provider of news, events, and data and indices for the blockchain and digital asset community. He is also a senior advisor at MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative.

Until he joined MIT in 2015, Casey was a senior columnist covering global finance at The Wall Street Journal. He has published five acclaimed books, including The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order, co-authored Paul Vigna.

Casey is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit, giving presentations on digital innovation, globalization, and the future of media and money. He has been an advisor and consultant to startups and large enterprises confronting digital transformation.

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Proceeds from “OUR BIGGEST FIGHT” will support the Project Liberty Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization working to advance the responsible development of technology and ensure that tomorrow’s internet is designed and governed for the common good.


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