Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Ernest Wilson III

Dean, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California; Chairman, Corporation for Public Broadcasting


Ernest Wilson III, Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, is Chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He is also a professor of political science, a faculty fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and an adjunct fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy. Wilson has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations, as well as working for the White House National Security Council. The author of Governing Global Electronic Networks and Negotiating the Net: The Politics of Internet Diffusion in Africa, Wilson is a member of the Carnegie-Knight Commission on the Future of Journalism Education and The National Academies Board on Research Data and Information. He earned a bachelor′s degree from Harvard College and a master′s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


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