Professor Longstaff is an educator and analyst specializing in the business and public policy issues affecting the communications industry in the United States and internationally. She is also a research associate at Harvard University’s Center for Information Policy Research, where she works on issues of global communications policy. Her most recent work there involves the role of communications in the resilience of local populations who suffer a “surprise” such as a terrorist attach or natural disaster. She is also a member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Communications Policy, and a member of the board of directors of the International Telecommunications Society. Her most recent book, The Communications Toolkit: How to Build or Regulate Any Communications Business, was published by MIT Presss in 2002.