William J. Drake — University of Zurich

William J. Drake is an International Fellow and Lecturer in the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich.

He is also a member of the Nominating Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); a member of the inaugural Coordination Committee of the NETmundial Initiative; a faculty member of the European and South schools on Internet governance; and an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University.

Previous activities have included serving as a three-term Chair of the NonCommercial Users Constituency, seven-term member of the Board of Directors of the European At Large Organization, and two-term member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization, in ICANN; a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum; an expert adviser to the high-level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms; a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance; a member of the Group of High-Level Advisors of UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development; a Vice-Chair and founding Steering Committee member of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network; and an adviser to the World Economic Forum Task Force on the Global Digital Divide.

Previous work experience has included: co-editor of the MIT Press book series, The Information Revolution and Global Politics; Senior Associate at the Centre for International Governance of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; President of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Senior Associate and Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics at 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 the School of Advanced International Studies and the Georgetown School of Business. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.

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