Interview with Professor Philip Howard
For this issue’s edition of Expert Insights, the Jackson School Journal interviewed Professor Philip Howard, who holds appointments in the Department of Communication, the Information School and the Jackson School. He is also the Director of the World Information Access Project and the Project in Information Technology and Political Islam. Professor Howard is a telecommunications specialist and his most recent research explores the relationship between technology and the Arab Spring. In the following interview, Howard discusses his journey to the Jackson School, his experience in Tunisia during the 2011 elections and the importance of technology in a rapidly changing world. Howard is currently on sabbatical leave from UW and intends to return in Autumn 2013.