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Dr. George Sadowsky

Board Member

George Sadowsky studied and taught mathematics at Harvard and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale. He worked as a mathematician and programmer, and headed computing centers at the Brookings Institution, Northwestern University and New York University. At the United Nations, he supported technical assistance projects and has worked in more than 50 developing countries. He has been a consultant to inter alia, the U.S. Treasury, UNDP, USAID, W3C, the Swiss Government, and the World Bank. He has served on Boards of AppliedTheory Corporation, educational networks CREN and NYSERNet, and the Internet Society where he directed ISOC's Developing Country Network Training Workshops. More recently he was Executive Director of GI, the Global Internet Policy Initiative. He has written and lectured extensively on ICT and development. He recently completed writing and editing a book for the Web Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, 'Accelerating Development Using the Web: Empowering Poor and Marginalized Populations.'

George was selected for his first 3-year term on the Board of Directors by the Nominating Committee, beginning after ICANN's annual meeting in Seoul on 30 October, 2009, and serving through the annual meeting in Toronto in 2012. He has been selected for a second 3-year term beginning after the annual meeting in Toronto on 19 October, 2012, and serving through the annual meeting in 2015.