Philip N. Howard, a prominent commentator on global media policy issues, will join the CEU School of Public Policy as a professor of media and communication policy and governance. Howard is currently a professor of communication, information and international studies at the University of Washington and a fellow at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy. Howard’s latest book, “Democracy's Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring” is slated for publication by Oxford University Press this year. Howard’s writings appear at http://philhoward.org.
Howard also will become director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at CEU. CMCS Director Kate Coyer will continue as the Center's executive director. CMCS was founded in 2004 as a hub for developing media and communication research at CEU, and as a center of excellence for promoting media and communication studies in the region. Now a part of the School of Public Policy, the Center continues its unique role in Central Europe, while extending globally its work on media and communication policy, media and civil society, and media in transition.