Professor of Communication
Professor of International Relations
University of Southern California
Jonathan Aronson is professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, professor of International Relations, and director of the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC), at the University of Southern California.
research interests include international communications, international communications policy, and global governance.
investigates how communication and network developments related to privacy, equity, standard setting, competition policy, cybersecurity, and international intellectual property shape the path of globalization.
book (with P. Cowhey) Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation (MIT, 2009) explains how innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) fuels the growth of the global economy.
Previously he was director of the USC School of International Relations, executive director of the Annenberg Center of Communication, and co-director of the European Union Center of California.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).
Professor Aronson received his degrees from Stanford (1976) and Harvard (1971).
He received an honorary doctorate from Saint Petersburg State University in 2000.