Taylor Owen

School of Journalism University of British Columbia

Taylor Owen is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School in New York and the founder and Editor of OpenCanada.org. He was previously the Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where he designed and led a program studying the impact of digital technology on the practice of journalism, and has held research positions at Yale University, The London School of Economics and The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo where his work focuses broadly on the intersection between information technology and international affairs. His Doctorate is from the University of Oxford and has been a Trudeau and Banting scholar, an Action Canada and Public Policy Forum Fellow, the 2016 Public Policy Forum Emerging Leader, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Center for International Governance Innovation.

He is the author, most recently, of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-editor of The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its Foreign Policies (University of Toronto Press, 2015, with Roland Paris) and co-editor with Emily Bell of Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (Columbia University Press, 2017).

 

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