ProfileWilliam J. Drake
Political science & communications
William J. Drake is an International Fellow in the Media Change and Innovation Division of the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich, where he teaches Global Internet Governance and The Internet and Social Change. Previous positions include, inter alia: Senior Associate, Centre for International Governance, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; President, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Senior Associate and Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; founding Associate Director, Communication, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University; Assistant Professor of Communication, University of California, San Diego; and adjunct professor, The School of Advanced International Studies and Georgetown University School of Business.
Some activities and affiliations include co-editing the MIT Press book series, The Information Revolution and Global Politics, and memberships in: the policy Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the Board of Directors of the European At Large Organization in ICANN; the Group of High-Level Advisors of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development; the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council of the OECD; the Internet Governance Caucus of the Internet Governance Forum; the core faculty of the European and South Schools of Internet Governance; and the Program Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network. He is an Affiliated Researcher of the Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University, and a former member of: the UN Working Group on Internet Governance; Working Group 1 of the UNICT Task Force; and the World Economic Forum’s Task Force on the Global Digital Divide.
Drake received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Some relevant publications include: Editor, Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All---The Fourth Internet Governance Forum (United Nations, 2010); Co-Editor, Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power (MIT Press, 2008); and Editor, Reforming Internet Governance: Perspectives from the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (United Nations, 2005).
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