William J. Drake is an International Fellow and Lecturer in the Media Change and Innovation Division of the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich, where he teaches courses on Global Internet Governance, The Changing NetWorld Order, and the Internet and Social Change. He is also co-editor of the MIT Press book series, The Information Revolution and Global Politics; the Chairperson of the Noncommercial Users Constituency and a member of the Board of Directors of the European At-Large Organization in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum; a core faculty member of the European and South Schools on Internet Governance; a member of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University. Previous positions held include, inter alia: Senior Associate of the Centre for International Governance at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; President and member of the Board of Directors, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Senior Associate and Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; founding Associate Director of the Communication, Culture and Technology Program at Georgetown University; Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego; and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and at Georgetown University’s School of Business. Previous activities include, inter alia, two-term member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization in ICANN; member of the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance; Vice-chairperson and founding Steering Committee member of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network; member of the Group of High-Level Advisors of the United Nations’ Global Alliance for ICT and Development; member of Working Group 1 under the UN Information and Communication Technologies Task Force; member of the Social Science Research Council’s Research Network on IT Governance and Transnational Civil Society; and member of the World Economic Forum’s Task Force on the Global Digital Divide. Drake received his M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.