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Gregg Zachary

Professor, Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University

G. Pascal (“Gregg”) Zachary is a professor of practice at the Cronkite School. His four books include “The Diversity Advantage: Multicultural Identity in the New World Economy” (2003) and “Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century” (1997), which won the IEEE Literary Award and was described as “deeply informed” by the New York Times. From 1989 to 2002, Zachary was a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal. He was based first in San Francisco, where he covered Silicon Valley, and later in London, where he reported on globalization. From 2004 to 2006, Zachary was a senior editor at Time Inc.’s Business 2.0 magazine and from 2007 to 2008 he wrote the “Ping” column on innovation for The New York Times. He has taught journalism as a lecturer at Stanford University (2007 to 2008) and at the University of California at Berkeley (1995 to 1998). He has received fellowships from the University of Michigan and the German Marshall Fund. His articles have appeared in many prominent magazines, including Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Wired, The Wilson Quarterly, Technology Review, Smart Money, Reason and Mother Jones. Between 2000 to 2009, Zachary made 30 research trips to sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to producing journalism, he consulted for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Amnesty International, Journalists for Human Rights, the International Computer Science Institute and other organizations. He has written and directed several television documentaries, including “Code Rush,” about innovation in Silicon Valley, for PBS. He also is regularly interviewed on world affairs by the BBC, Voice of America, Marketplace and other radio outlets. Zachary currently writes the “Scientific Estate” column for Spectrum magazine and contributes perspectives on African politics to The Atlantic. Zachary also teaches courses on technology, policy and society as a professor of practice at ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes.