Henry Farrell

Professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University,

Henry Farrell is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He has previously been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, assistant professor at George Washington University and the University of Toronto, and a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck Project Group in Bonn, Germany. He works on a variety of topics, including democracy, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. His first book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, was published in 2008 by Cambridge University Press, and his second (with Abraham Newman) Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Fight over Freedom and Security, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. In addition he has authored or co-authored 34 academic articles, and numerous book chapters for edited volumes.

He is a co-founder of the popular academic blog Crooked Timber, and also blogs at The Monkey Cage, which is currently hosted at the Washington Post and winner of the 2010 The Week award for Best Blog. He has written articles for publications including Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Democracy, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The Boston Review, The American Interest, Aeon, New Scientist, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, and the Australian Academic Supplement among others. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-resident senior fellow and associated researcher at the Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers Security and Defense Hub, an international correspondent for Stato e Mercato, co-chair of the Social Science Research Council’s Digital Culture initiative, and an affiliated scholar at Stanford University Law School’s Center for the Internet and Society.

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