Steven Weber, professor of political science and school of information
Steven Weber is a professor of political science and in the UC Berkeley School of Information, and an expert in international and national security; the impact of technology on national systems of innovation, defense, and deterrence; and the political economy of knowledge-intensive industries particularly software and pharmaceuticals. He has served as special consultant to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and has held academic fellowships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is a senior policy advisor with the Glover Park Group in Washington DC and also works with the Monitor Group to advise government agencies, private multinational firms, and international non-governmental organizations on issues of foreign policy, risk analysis, strategy, and forecasting. His 2004 book, “The Success of Open Source,” is the leading study of the political economy of the open source software community. He is currently completing a book on the terms of global leadership for an emerging era of ideological competition.