To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
In January 2021, President-elect Biden’s administration and the new Congress will immediately confront a host of issues that require scientific and technical expertise, like the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, social media misinformation, and more. Now, more than ever, it is critical that policy is created and shaped by scientists and technologists with subject matter expertise.
How should the Biden administration approach staffing up federal agencies? What can Congress do to encourage scientists and technologists to work on Capitol Hill?
Join the Technology and Public Purpose Project and the Tech Talent Project on Thursday, November 19th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET for a virtual discussion on staffing up President-elect Biden’s administration and the new Congress.
- Ash Carter, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
- Cassandra Madison, Acting Executive Director, Tech Talent Project
- Laura Manley, Director, Technology and Public Purpose Project
- Ali Nouri, President, Federation of American Scientists
- John Bailey, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
- Mike Miesen, Research Assistant, Technology and Public Purpose Project