Bruce Etling directs the Internet & Democracy Project at the Berkman Center. Before joining Berkman, Bruce was the Director of USAID’s Office of Democracy and Governance in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has also worked on democracy programs for USAID in Russia and Cambodia. Before USAID, he worked on a large independent media development program in the NIS and Central and Eastern Europe for the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). He first joined Harvard Law School as part of the Afghan Legal History Project at the Islamic Legal Studies Program.
Bruce's current research interests include the Iranian, Arabic, and Russian blogospheres, online organizing, and the Internet's impact on the Georgian-Russian conflict over South Ossetia. He blogs at the Internet & Democracy Blog.
Bruce has a Master's degree in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Russian, Slavic Studies, and International Studies.
Bruce has authored:
- Madison and the Smart Mob: The Promise and Limitations of the Internet for Democracy
- Legal Authorities in the Afghan Legal System (1964-1979)
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