Kroll adds Joshua Tucker as senior advisor and Kroll Institute Fellow

26 April 2022 2 min. read
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Kroll, a corporate investigations and risk consulting firm, has hired Joshua Tucker as a senior advisor and fellow at the Kroll Institute, the firm’s research branch.

Tucker, a politics professor at New York University, will serve as a senior advisor on geopolitical issues impacting businesses and the global economy, according to a press release from Kroll. As a Kroll Institute fellow, he will help the research branch develop thought leadership on the pressing economic, policy, risk, compliance, and cyber issues organizations are facing today.

Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in comparative politics with a focus on mass politics, elections and voting, the development of partisan attachment, public opinion formation, and political protest. His regional specialization is Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Tucker's recent research focuses on social media algorithms and political polarization, disinformation and false news, hate speech and propaganda, and how authoritarian regimes respond to online opposition.

Joshua Tucker, Senior advisor, Kroll

Tucker’s expertise cuts across many of the important headwinds affecting global enterprises, including the impact of social media on politics and elections, the resurgence of populism, and Russia’s return to near-comical villainy on the international stage.

He has taught in NYU’s politics department since 2006 and is currently director of the university’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and co-director of the Center for Social Media and Politics. Before joining NYU, Tucker was an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University.

He has a PhD in political science from Harvard University, a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Birmingham, and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Harvard University.

“We’re excited to have Joshua join the Kroll Institute. His extensive experience analyzing some of the world’s most consequential geopolitical issues will be an invaluable asset to our teams and clients amidst an era of increasing uncertainty,” said Jake Silverman, CEO of Kroll.

Kroll Institute has in recent months welcomed Jay Varma as chief medical officer and Megan Greene as global chief economist.