Hans Klein

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Hans K. Klein, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research on Internet governance is grounded in democratic and institutional theory. He has published articles on Internet governance, Internet and democracy, social movements, U.S. technology policy, and community media. Klein directs Georgia Tech’s Internet and Public Policy Project (IP3). He formerly chaired the board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) and has led its activities in Internet governance.

Klein received a Ph.D. (1996) in Political Science at the Masschusetts Institute of Technology, a Master's (1993) in Technology and Policy at MIT, and a Bachelor's (1983) from Princeton University’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He also studied at the Technical University of Munich and has been a visiting researcher at the Ecole des Mines in Paris. Klein worked in the European software industry for Siemens (Munich), Schlumberger (Paris), and Olivetti (Milan). He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Academy of Engineering.