Dmitry Epstein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on the intersection of information, technology, policy, and society. Dmitry’s work has been supported by funders such as the National Science Foundation, Program on Economics & Privacy at George Mason University Law School, and the Internet Society. He published in a number of venues such as The Information Society, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Information Policy, and Wake Forest Law Review. Dmitry is currently serving as the vice-Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet).
Prior to joining the Hebrew University, Dmitry was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studied internet governance, information policy discourse, privacy, and the digital divide. Earlier, while working on his PhD in the Department of Communication at Cornell, and as a fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, he has spent time looking into institutionalization of internet governance and the evolution of internet governance discourse within the UN. During his postdoc at Cornell Law School, Dmitry worked with the interdisciplinary Cornell eRulemaking Initiative investigating technology and practices behind effective online civic engagement in complex policymaking processes. To his academic activity, Dmitry brings experiences of working in the venture capital and consulting industries, as well as a record of social activism in international development.