Steven Weber

University of California, Berkeley; Global Ethics Fellow Alumnus

Steven Weber is professor of Political Science and professor of The Information School at UC Berkeley. His research, teaching, and advisory work for the last decade have focused on the political economy of knowledge intensive industries, with special attention to health care, information technology, software, and global political economy issues relating to competitiveness. He is also a frequent contributor to scholarly and public debates on international relations and U.S. foreign policy.

Weber went to medical school at Stanford, then received his Ph.D. in the political science department at Stanford. He served as special consultant to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and has held academic fellowships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He was director of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley from 2003 to 2009.

Weber's books include Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century, co-edited with Nils Gilman and Jesse Goldhammer; The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas , with co-author Bruce Jentleson; and The Success of Open Source.

He has written and co-written numerous articles in academic and popular publications about international political economy, globalization, and emerging security issues, including ""How Globalization Went Bad,"" Foreign Policy, 2007; ""A World Without the West,"" The National Interest, summer 2007; and ""America's Hard Sell,"" Foreign Policy, 2008.

Featured Work

The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas

FEB 28, 2011 Podcast

The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas

Free market capitalism, Western culture, democracy—the ideas that shaped 20th century world politics and underpinned U.S. foreign policy—have lost a good deal ...