Assistant Professor, jointly appointed with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the School of Journalism. His current research focuses on the intersection of digital technology and international relations. He is specifically interested in how this technology challenges the institutions, systems, and norms that define the space of international relations. He coordinates (at the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, Columbia University) a large research program on the evolving space of digital media and journalism.
He was previously the Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where he designed and led a program studying the impact of digital technology on the practice of journalism, and has held research positions at Yale University, The London School of Economics and The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo where his work focuses on the intersection between information technology and international affairs. His Doctorate is from the University of Oxford where he was a Trudeau Scholar. He has held Banting Postdoctoral and Action Canada Fellowships and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
He is the author, most recently, of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its Foreign Policies (University of Toronto Press, 2015, with Roland Paris) and of the forthcoming Journalism After Snowden (Columbia University Press, 2016, with Emily Bell)
In early 2016, Taylor was the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Leader Award from Canada’s Public Policy Forum. Every year, Canada’s Public Policy Forum recognizes distinguished leaders from different sectors of the society who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of public policy and good governance.
Taylor Owen’s work can be found at www.taylorowen.com and he can be followed at @taylor_owen.