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Adam Tanner is an associate at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and has been at the university since 2011.
A writer who spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent for Reuters news agency, he spent many years living and traveling in the current and former Communist world. He spent five years in Russia during the 1990s, and was Balkans bureau chief from 2008 to 2011. Other Reuters postings include San Francisco, where he served as bureau chief, Berlin, and Washington D.C. Before and after the fall of Communism he wrote several editors of the Frommer's guide to Eastern Europe and has written about several Scandinavian capitals for their flagship Europe guide.
He has long studied the impact of colonialism, empire and globalization as a foreign correspondent, author and lecturer. His interests including Arctic issues, and he served as the 2016–17 Snedden Chair in Journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, the BBC and VOA, written for magazines including Scientific American, Forbes, Fortune. MIT Technology Review and Slate, and lectured in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
In recent years he has written two books, "Our Bodies, Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records" (2017) and "What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data-Lifeblood of Big Business-and the End of Privacy as We Know It" (2014), which was named by the Washington Post as one of 50 notable works of non-fiction of the year.