Steven Livingston

Authored for Print issue Vol 71.1.5 Contentious Narratives published in 2017-18


Steven Livingston is a professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs at George Washington University. He holds appointments in the School of Media and Public Affairs and the Elliott School of International Affairs. He is also a senior fellow at the Carr Center at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. He has had recent fellowships or visiting appointments at the Freie Universität-Berlin, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, St. Galen University in Switzerland, and the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He serves on the Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and on the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court at The Hague. With Gregor Walter-Drop, Livingston edited Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood (Oxford University Press, 2014). Among other publications, including approximately 50 articles and chapters, he has written 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).