Irene S. Wu is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches classes on global politics, history, and regulation of communications technology. Her most recent book, Forging Trust Communities: How Technology Changes Politics (Johns Hopkins, 2015), tells the story of how activists and governments around the world use the new tech of the day to get people to work together, from the telegraph to social media. She is also author of From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand: the Uneven Path of Telecommunications Policy Reform in China (Stanford, 2009). Dr. Wu began teaching at Georgetown University in the Communications, Culture, and Technology master’s program in 2007. She received her BA from Harvard University and PhD in international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), with additional studies undertaken at the National Taiwan Normal University, University of Puerto Rico, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China.