Anne-Katrin Arnold is Communications Officer in the World Bank's External Affairs Operational Communication department (EXTOC), where she works on consultations and policy-making. Anne holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania, where she started her studies as a Fulbright Scholar and her research focused on issues of public opinion, the public sphere, and political decision making.
Anne has tried her hand on all sides of political communication, working as a journalist and radio news anchor, speech writer, public relations officer, and researcher. She was a lecturer in social science methods, political communication, and communication theory at her Alma Mater in Hannover and at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. Her publications include articles on public opinion theory, on social capital, and on ethnic journalism in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a book on social capital and the media.
Being a true believer in the merits of an open and democratic public sphere, Anne is motivated by the conviction that if citizens had free access to information and the right to free speech, the world would be a more just place.
- How Do You Measure History?
- Technology First?
- Bring in the Hooligans - Lessons in Coalition Building
- Just Because the Revolution Will Not Be Digital Does Not Mean it Will Not Happen
- The Perils of Biased Communication II: Fragile States
- Media Regulation: Who Needs Your Protection?
- The Perils of Biased Communication: Lessons From an Election Campaign
- Deliberation - What?
- Beware the Context - Deliberation for Development II
- Deliberation for Development
- The Fisherman and the Royal Engineer
- Long Live Television?
- Let's Get Loud: Mobilizing the Silent Majority
- Establishing Norms in Large Organizations (Or: How to Win the Turf War)
- Not In My Backyard
- Media Events for Development Campaigns
- Media Development vs. Communication for Development: Structure vs. Process
- What the Public Would Want If It Knew Better
- Creating a Platform For Media Dialogue
- Teaching a Culture of Transparency
- Murder and Impunity
- Quote of the Week: Raymond Williams
- The Age of Communication Research
- Open Data, Open Knowledge
- Quote of the Week: Albert Einstein