Dr. Steven Livingston, professor of media and public affairs and international affairs at The George Washington University (GWU) was the featured speaker Tuesday's installation of the COTELCO’s Brown Bag series on 25 September 2012.
The session, Discussing Technology, New Media and Public Policy with Dr. Steven Livingston, provided a review of Dr. Livingston's research on media and information technology, national security and global politics. Dr. Livingston specifically discussed the role of information technologies and media on governance, development, accountability and human security.
This Brown Bag, which was the fourth installation in this semester’s series, provided participants with a concrete example of a research model that studies the impact of information technology on civil society. Dr. Livingston recently published (2011) a paper on how civil society networks are affected by information technology in Africa, and touched on this research and its findings at the session.
Dr. Livingston has been featured on CNN, ABC, CBC and the BBC, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Washington Post. In 2004, he was awarded the Fullbright Scholarship, but declined it so that he could assume the directorship of the School of Media and Public Affairs at GWU. He has been a featured speaker at the National Defense University, the Army War College, the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and at universities throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.