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EdD, social policy analysis, Harvard University; EdM, sociology of education, Harvard University; BA, social relations, Harvard University
Area of Expertise:
Internet governance policy; communication culture, and developing countries; science and technology policies; cross-national strategic alliances and globalization; social entrepreneurship and leadership; innovation and knowledge transfer
Nanette S. Levinson teaches in the International Communication Program, this year celebrating its 44th anniversary and its role as the first such program in the United States. Her teaching and research interests include international communication-information systems and Internet policy, social entrepreneurship, culture and technology, cross-national alliances and electronic commerce, and international science and technology policy and administration. Her articles include (with M. Asahi), "Cross-national Strategic Alliances and Interorganizational Learning," Organizational Dynamics. She has coauthored a study on women leaders in international affairs and written on the Internet and developing countries. She has served as a consultant to public and private-sector organizations and as a board member of the National Conference on the Advancement of Research, the Women's Foreign Policy Group, and the Transatlantic Information Exchange Project. Levinson is past chair of the International Communication Section of the International Studies Association; president of the Information Technology and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association; and past chair of GigaNet (Global Internet Governance Academic Network), an international network of scholars researching Internet governance-related issues. In spring 2011, she received the Award for Excellence In Social Entrepreneurship Education from the Ashoka Foundation, one of ten such awards given globally.
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