Hans Klein

Hans Klein

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Georgia Tech
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Hans K. Klein is Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”, located in Atlanta.) He is also a co-founding member of the Internet Governance Project and an Adjunct Faculty at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

His main area of research is Internet governance, especially as its relates to globalization. He also studies community media, especially public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access television, and political organizing using the Internet. Other research interests include US technology policy for large technical systems and theories of the social construction of technology.

Klein directs Georgia Tech’s Internet and Public Policy Project (IP3). He is a partner in the Internet Governance Project, a collaboration with Syracuse University. He formerly chaired the board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) and led its activities in Internet governance. Much of his policy research has an applied dimension, and he has worked with such organizations as the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the City of Atlanta, and Atlanta’s WRFG community radio station.

Klein received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 in Political Science, an M.S. from MIT in 1993 in Technology and Policy, and a B.S.E. in 1983 from Princeton University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has also studied at the Technical University of Munich and was a visiting researcher at the Ecole des Mines in Paris.

Before pursuing an academic career Klein worked in the European software industry from 1983-1988, working for Siemens (Munich), Schlumberger (Paris), and Olivetti (Milan).

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