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.
Yessenia Funes is a journalist covering the intersection of race, climate, and environment. She's currently the climate editor of Atmos, a climate and culture magazine. She was previously the senior staff writer at Earther, the environmental news vertical from Gizmodo. Her reporting centers on community-oriented solutions for climate justice and aims to reframe how we define the "environment" in a broader context. Twitter: @yessfun
Somini Sengupta is the international climate correspondent for The New York Times. A former correspondent in South Asia, the Middle East and West Africa, she has reported from a Himalayan glacier, a Congo River ferry, the streets of Baghdad and Mumbai and many places in between. She is the recipient of a George Polk Award for foreign correspondence and the author of the book, The End of Karma: Hope and Fury among India's Young. Twitter: @SominiSengupta
Justin Worland is a Washington D.C.-based senior correspondent for TIME, covering climate change and the intersection of policy, politics and society. He is the 2019 winner of the SEAL Environmental Journalism Award. Worland came to TIME as a New York-based reporter in 2014 and has covered climate, environment, energy and other topics. He became a senior correspondent in September 2020. Twitter: @JustinWorland