Katherine Stewart

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Analyst
Cambridge Office

Education

M.A. in international relations, University of Cambridge; B.A. in politics and philosophy, University of Sheffield

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

To arrange an interview, contact RAND Europe Media Relations at +44 (1223) 353 329, x2560, or email europeanmedia@rand.org.

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Overview

Katherine Stewart is an analyst at RAND Europe, working primarily in the areas of social policy, emerging technology and evaluation. At RAND Europe she has contributed to projects for a range of European and global clients, including the European Commission, OECD, Public Health England and the British Standards Institution. Her research interests include public administration and governance and the use of technology in public administration.

Prior to RAND, Stewart worked as a telephone interviewer and as an intern with the Political Section of the Office of the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Yangon, Myanmar. She holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in politics and philosophy from the University of Sheffield.

Commentary

  • Father and newborn baby, photo by ilkercelik/Getty Images

    Use It or Lose It—Why Taking Parental Leave Is So Important for Fathers

    The active involvement of both a mother and a father in the upbringing of a child has great social and psychological benefits. Yet, despite legal provisions allowing parents to take time off to look after children, such as parental leave, many men are still reluctant to take it.

    Mar 4, 2019 E!Sharp

  • Little boy playing in a dirty drain trench

    Tackling EU Child Poverty Through a Child Guarantee

    Nearly 26.4 percent of children across the EU are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, poverty or social exclusion. The proposed Child Guarantee initiative might help address this issue. But it could also be worthwhile to encourage member states to look at funding mechanisms that are already in place.

    May 21, 2018 EurActiv

  • A tablet displaying a voting website

    E-enabled Elections: The Future of Overseas Voting in Europe?

    Interest in technological solutions for elections is at an all-time high, but there are only a few mature online voting systems to learn from. Countries seeking to pilot e-enabled elections can learn from Estonia and others, but should also learn from those that never made it to full implementation.

    Apr 26, 2018 The RAND Blog

  • A man tests Estonia's internet voting system in Tallinn, February 19, 2007

    Online Voting: The Solution to Declining Political Engagement?

    The potential benefits of online voting merit a conversation across Europe about its increased use in elections. But the evidence is mixed on whether online voting actually helps increase voter turnout.

    Mar 23, 2018 E!Sharp

  • Blockchain cryptocurrency financial technology concept with binary code

    Blockchain: Should We Believe the Hype?

    Industry, governments and academics are all speculating on the ways in which blockchain could revolutionize everything from finance to the music industry. Now is the time for policymakers and industry to take note and find out what blockchain could offer.

    Nov 30, 2017 Prospect Magazine

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