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Welcome Steven Livingston at CGHR

last modified May 25, 2017 10:41 AM
Welcome Steven Livingston at CGHR

Steven Livingston

CGHR is delighted to have Steven Livingston as a Visiting Senior Research Associate in Cambridge this month. Amongst other things we are very much looking forward to his talk on 23 May, 3pm: Digital Fact-Finding Without Borders: Transnational Advocacy in the 21st Century. You are welcome to join us.

Steven is a senior fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. In the spring 2017, he held a short-term visiting professorship at the University St. Gallen, Switzerland. In 2016-17 he was a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution’s program in Governance Studies. At George Washington University, he is Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs with appointments in the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) and the Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA). In ESIA he is an affiliate faculty member of the Space Policy Institute. 

His research centers on the role of technology in governance and the provisioning of public goods, including human security and rights.  At present, he is working on several projects revolving around the use of digital technologies and data by human rights organisations.  

Among other publications, Livingston has written When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (W. Lance Bennett and Regina Lawrence, co-authors) (University of Chicago Press, 2007). With Gregor Walter-Drop he edited Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood (Oxford University Press, 2014). Africa’s Evolving Infosystems: A Pathway to Security and Stability (NDU Press, 2011) and Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security (NDU Press, 2013).

Over the last decade, Livingston has worked in over 50 countries, mostly in Africa and South America, but also on several occasions in Iraq and Afghanistan.