Steven Livingston and Mathias Risse

Steven Livingston is professor of media and public affairs and of international affairs at the George Washington University and a senior fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He studies the role of digital technology in politics and policy processes, including human rights monitoring, disinformation campaigns, governance, and the provisioning of public goods. Among other publications, he has co-authored (with W. Lance Bennett and Regina Lawrence) When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (2007) and co-edited Bits and Atoms: Information and Communication Technology in Areas of Limited Statehood (2014). His research and consulting activities have taken him to over fifty countries since 2006.

Mathias Risse is the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration as well as director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of On Global Justice (2012) and Global Political Philosophy (2012), as well as the forthcoming On Trade Justice: A Philosophical Plea for a New Global Deal (with Gabriel Wollner) and On Justice: Philosophy, History, Foundations.