Director, Global Information Society Project
Expertise: Social, economic, commercial, legal and policy implications of digital transition and information technology developments. Emergence of the global information society; information technology, national security and law enforcement; internet and telecommunication governance; foreign intelligence surveillance; information warfare; data mining and data analysis; cybercrime; surveillance society and privacy; information risk management.
Experience: Kim Taipale is the founder and executive director of the Stilwell Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy (http://advancedstudies.org) – a private non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, technology, and national security policy. At the World Policy Institute he is the Director of the Global Information Society Project (http://global-info-society.org/).
Mr. Taipale is also an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, serves on the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, and, previously, served on the Science and Engineering for National Security Advisory Board of The Heritage Foundation, the LexisNexis Information Policy Forum, and the Steering Committee of the American Law Institute's digital information privacy project. Mr. Taipale is also a partner of Stilwell Holding LLC, a private investment firm, and a venture partner of Parkview Technology Merchant Bank. Mr. Taipale was previously a senior fellow at Columbia University, an investment banker at Lazard Frères & Company, an executive at a Fortune 500 technology, transportation and aerospace manufacturing company, and a lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Mr. Taipale is a frequent invited speaker, has appeared before Congressional and other national committees, and is the author of numerous academic papers, journal articles, and book chapters on information, technology, and national security issues. Mr. Taipale has also helped develop, secure funding for, and implement a number of non-profit information technology related projects, including the Harlem Environmental Access Project, the Advanced Media in Education Project, and others.
B.A., Psychology, New York University
J.D., New York University
M.A., Communications, Columbia University
Ed.M, Communications, Columbia University
LL.M, Columbia Law School