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William Drake Statement of Interest

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Statement of Interest
William Drake – Non-Commercial Users Constituency

I am 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 I teach courses on ICT global governance and the Internet and social change. Previous positions held include, inter alia: Senior Associate of the Centre for International Governance at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; President and member of the Board of Directors, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Senior Associate and Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; founding Associate Director of the Communication, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University; Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego; and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and at Georgetown University's School of Business.  I received my M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Some of my activities and affiliations include co-editing the MIT Press book series, The Information Revolution and Global Politics, and memberships in: the core faculty of the European and South Schools on Internet Governance; the Program Committee (and previously, Vice-chairperson and Steering Committee member) of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network; the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization, the Board of Directors of the European At Large Organization, and the Executive Committee of the Noncommercial Users Constituency in ICANN; the Group of High-Level Advisors of the United Nations' Global Alliance for ICT and Development; the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and the civil society Internet Governance Caucus of the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum. I am also an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University, and a former member of: the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance; Working Group 1 of the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force; the Social Science Research Council's Research Network on IT Governance and Transnational Civil Society; and the World Economic Forum's Task Force on the Global Digital Divide.

I have no financial interests in anything related to ICANN and the GNSO, nor do I have any clients with such interests.

Archived SOI (17 November 2008)