Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
Nolan Bowie is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a faculty affiliate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, and a Senior Fellow of the Shorenstein Center. Professor Bowie has also served as an Assistant Special Prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Department of Law, and as Staff Attorney and Executive Director of Citizens Communications Center, a public interest law firm. He has served on advisory panels of the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), served on review panels of applications for National Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (NTIA), and he was Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 7th Annual Telecommunications Policy research Conference (TPRC) and a member to the U.S. Delegation to the World Administrative Radio Conference in 1979 (WARC-79).
For the years 1986–1998, prior to joining the Kennedy faculty, Nolan was an Associate Professor of Communications in the Department of Broadcasting, Mass Media and Telecommunications (BTMM) at Temple University. Nolan Bowie was recently named among thirty-five individuals identified as "High-Tech Heroes Who Work for the Public Good," in a syndicated column published October 1998 in The Los Angeles Times, titled "Digital Nation," by Gary Chapman.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm