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William J. Drake was a Senior Associate and the Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to coming to Carnegie in January 1999, he was Associate Director of the Communication, Culture and Technology Program at Georgetown University, where he taught courses on the information revolution and global communications. Before that he was Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the impact of the information revolution on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy; the Internet and developing countries; and the political economy of international communications and information policy, with emphasis on the role of multilateral regimes and institutions in the global information economy.
In addition to his work at the Carnegie Endowment, he is a Research Associate of the Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Telecommunications Policy and Info. He is a member of the Global Digital Divide Initiative Task Force of the World Economic Forum, and in that capacity wrote the Forum's statement to the July 2000 G-8 Summit in Kyushu-Okinawa and its April 2001 contribution to the G-8 Dot Force. He has been the recipient of various fellowships, and a consultant to government, business, international organizations, and research institutions.
Among his publications are Toward Sustainable Competition in Global Telecommunications (Washington D.C.: Aspen Institute, 1999); and the edited volumes, Telecommunications in the Information Age (Washington D.C.: United States Information Agency, 1998), and The New Information Infrastructure: Strategies for US Policy (New York: The Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1995). Dr. Drake received his M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.