The Global Network Initiative is pleased to welcome our first Google Policy Fellow, James Losey.

James has five years experience in public policy and over 10 years studying the intersection of information, technology and power. He is currently a PhD candidate with the School of International Studies and the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden and his dissertation researches how tensions between states and internet companies impacts the free flow of information online and the implications for national sovereignty and citizenship.

James previously worked with the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute (OTI), as an analyst and a fellow, researching and writing about a wide variety of information policy issues including freedom of expression, intellectual property, spectrum, open internet regulation, the global free flow of information, and the digital divide.

James holds an Mssc. with a focus on digital media and society from Uppsala University in Sweden and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on media and power from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to his work in public policy and academia, James plays drums, banjo, and guitar and is a photographer whose photo credits include ReadWriteWeb and GQ Italia.

James will be working with GNI on a variety of research and policy advocacy projects during the summer.