Cory Doctorow to Join USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Cory DoctorowVery exciting news announced this week for those of us involved in the study and facilitation of public diplomacy…

From the USC press release:

Canadian novelist and technology visionary Cory Doctorow will join the USC Center on Public Diplomacy as a visiting scholar beginning in September, the Canadian Fulbright Commission announced.

Doctorow, who edits the widely read culture and technology blog site Boing Boing, will be the first to hold the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy.

[…]”I’m looking forward to being part of the academic discourse on the ways that technology can either liberate or control us,” Doctorow said.

In addition to his work at Boing Boing, Cory regularly releases podcasts of his literary works at his website, CrapHound.

Doctorow was a staff member for several years (and remains a fellow) at the Electronic Frontiers Foundation.
Get your Che Doctorow t-shirts at Giant Robot now.

(This blogger is particularly psyched as he will have the privilege of working with Cory as the primary web editor for the USC Center on Public Diplomacy).

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