I am an expert on political and social aspects of the Internet as well as a journalist and an author. I am currently at work on a book on how the Internet influences global affairs, with a particular focus on how it influences civic engagement and regime stability in closed societies. I have written on new media and technology for numerous publications, including The Economist, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, Boston Review, Le Monde, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, and Foreign Policy. I also run a popular Foreign Policy blog called Net.Effect. I am currently a fellow at the Open Society Institute and a board member of its Information Program. Born in Belarus, I currently reside in New York.
Areas of Expertise
technology, politics, Human Rights, New Media, Russia , Economic Development
An idea worth spreading
Technology will profoundly reshape the geopolitics and global affairs of the future, but, unless we are smart and realistic about its impact, this change may not necessarily be positive.
I'm passionate about
impact of technology on democracy, geopolitics, human rights, economic development, new ways of learning, cybersecurity, new business models for the media, future of diplomacy
Talk to me about
Social and political impact of technology. Education. Eurasia. Human rights. The future of knowledge and information.
People don't know I'm good at
My TED story
I've been a big fan of the TED conference ever since TED videos found their new home on the Web. I'm thrilled to become part of the TED family!