Faine Greenwood

Faine Greenwood was a Field Analyst in the International Security Program at New America, where she studied the international development potential of unmanned aerial vehicles, with a particular focus on their usage for protecting land rights in developing nations.

Prior to her arrival at New America, Ms. Greenwood worked as a freelance journalist and photographer in Southeast Asia, focusing especially on human rights issues, and the impact of technology on international development. She is an avid “drone” hobbyist, and enjoys flying and shooting video and photos with her fleet of UAVs.

Ms. Greenwood holds a M.A. in Journalism from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and a B.A. in English from Tulane University in New Orleans.

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
FAA Announces Plan to Regulate Recreational Drone Use

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
A Major Problem With the FAA Plan to Register All Drones

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Welcome to the World of Professional Drone Racing

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Above and Beyond: Humanitarian Uses of Drones

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Guarding Machu Picchu

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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Drones and Aerial Observation

How drones can be used in property rights, human rights, and global development.


EDUCATION POLICY and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
When Technology Helps Us Become More Human

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