Steven Weber PhD is a specialist in international relations with expertise in international and national security; the impact of technology on national systems of innovation, and the political economy of knowledge-intensive industries particularly software and pharmaceuticals. Weber joined the Berkeley faculty in 1989. In 1992 he served as special consultant to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He is Senior Policy Advisor with the Glover Park Group in Washington DC and actively consults with government agencies, private multinational firms, and international non-governmental organizations on issues of foreign policy, risk analysis, strategy, and forecasting. With colleague and co-author Bruce Jentleson at Duke, Weber directs the “New Era Foreign Policy Project”. Weber and Jentleson’s new book is The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas (2010).