Steven Weber works at the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes and international politics. His research, teaching and advisory work focus 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 politics and U.S. foreign policy. One of the world’s most expert practitioners of scenario planning, Weber has worked with over a hundred companies and government organizations to develop this discipline as a strategy planning tool.
Steve went to medical school at Stanford University and then did 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, and was director of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley from 2003–09.
His books include “The Success of Open Source” and most recently “The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas” (with Bruce Jentleson), “Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century” (with Jesse Goldhammer and Nils Gilman) and “Bloc by Bloc: How to Organize a Global Enterprise for the New Regional Order.”
Weber is the faculty director for the UC Berkeley Center for Long Term Cybersecurity (CLTC).