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.
Amritha Jayanti is a Research Assistant at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where she supports the Belfer Center’s Director and former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter. Her work focuses on emerging technology and international security.
Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Amritha was a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk where she primarily researched the governance of artificial intelligence in Western military organizations. She has also worked as a policy intern at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation, and as a product manager at Clara Labs, a San Francisco-based startup. She also founded a nonprofit, Technica, that encourages gender diversity in computer science. Amritha received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, where she studied computer engineering, economics, and public policy.
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2019, 3:02pm