“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Paul Fraioli is a Ph.D. candidate in politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Wilson Scholar at Magdalene College. His research focuses on U.S. foreign policy and aspects of U.S. strategy-making toward China since the normalization of relations in 1979. More broadly, he is interested in the subfields of international relations, strategic studies, and in the use of history to inform policy analysis.
Fraioli previously worked as editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Affairs, as a Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations in the U.S. Congress, as a researcher for Leslie H. Gelb at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a research associate in foreign policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.
He graduated from Amherst College, where he studied English and classics, and received a master's degree in international security policy from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.Last Updated: Jul 2, 2018, 4:49pm