Drake, William

Geneva, Senior Associate, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development; President, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility


William J. Drake is the President of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) and a Senior Associate at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, he is co-editor of the MIT Press book series, the Information Revolution and Global Politics; a Research Associate of the Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University; a member of the Social Science Research Council Network on IT Governance and Civil Society; and a member of the editorial boards of the journals Telecommunications Policy and Info. Previously, he has been: Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, College Park; Senior Associate and founding Director of the Project on 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 both the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and  the School of Business, Georgetown University. In addition, he has been an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow; a Ford Fellow in European Society and Western Security, and a MacArthur Fellow in International Security Studies at the Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University; and an Albert Gallatin Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.  His research is on global communications and information policy, with particular emphasis on the role of international regimes.  He received his M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.