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Josh Goldstein

Research Assistant

Hi, I'm Josh Goldstein, a masters candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a graduate research assistant at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

I mostly write and research about Africa. Specifically, my main interests are the role of information technology in economic development and political change, as well as the role of the United States on the African continent
(see sidebar for recent publications).

Prior to Berkman, I worked as a program officer for USAID’s Northern Uganda Peace Initiative (NUPI), helping to advise the Government of Uganda on a comprehensive plan for post-conflict reconciliation. Between 2005-2007, I helped start and direct Global Youth Partnership for Africa (GYPA), a 501(c)3 that brings together American and African youth leaders.

I am a staff editor of the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and and proud and active member of the Global Voices Online community. I blog at Harvard's I&DBlog, and generally love writing of all sorts.

Projects & Tools

Internet and Democracy

The Internet and Democracy Project is an initiative that will examine how the Internet influences democratic norms and modes, including its impact on civil society, citizen media,…


Sep 29, 2008

Digitally Networked Technology in Kenya's 2007-2008 Post-Election Crisis

Using the lens of the 2007-2008 Kenyan Presidential Election Crisis, this case study illustrates how digitally networked technologies, specifically mobile phones and the Internet,…

Dec 1, 2007

The Role of Digital Networked Technologies in the Ukrainian Orange Revolution

This working paper is part of a series examining how the Internet influences democracy. This report is a narrative case study that examines the role of the Internet and mobile…