Adjunct Professor, New York University Graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program

Internet thinker Clay Shirky is the author of numerous books, including the 2008 the breakout hit Here Comes Everybody. He writes, teaches, and consults on the social and economic effects of the Internet, and is on the faculty of New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, Wired, and IEEE Computer. He is a consultant for a number of organizations, including Nokia, GBN, the Library of Congress, the Highlands Forum, BBC, and the Markle Foundation, where he has been the Technical Lead for Markle Connecting for Health, a public-private collaborative focused on the potential for health IT to improve health and health care.

Shirky has also been an associate of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age since 2006. He contributed to the following reports: Implementing a Trusted Information Sharing Environment in 2006, Mobilizing Information to Prevent Terrorism in 2006, and Nation at Risk in 2009.

Markle Affiliations

  • Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group
  • Markle Task Force
  • National Security Advisor
  • Work Group on Consumer Access Policies
  • Work Group on Consumer Authentication Policies
  • Work Group on Consumer Engagement