Heidi Tworek is a CIGI senior fellow and an expert on platform governance, the history of media technologies, and health communications. She is a Canada Research Chair, associate professor of history and public policy, and director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus. Her most recent book is the award-winning News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900–1945 (Harvard University Press, 2019).
Heidi holds a doctorate from Harvard University and has held visiting fellowships in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. She currently serves on the board of Digital Action, a project of the New Venture Fund, and is a non-resident fellow at both the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.