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.
Tara Tyrrell is the Project Coordinator for the Homeland Security Project, whose work explores the challenges and choices surrounding the unique aspects of protecting the American homeland. She is also Project Coordinator for the Security and Global Health Project, which works to bring together leading security and global health policy experts and practitioners to generate policy recommendations to critical health-security nexus issues.
She has previously worked with Robert Putnam of the Saguaro Seminar, Jennifer Lerner of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, Roger Porter of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and Muriel Rouyer of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
A graduate of Yale University and a native of Tennessee, Tara's passion for higher education's role in public service has inspired her to work with some of the most dedicated academics in the fields of sociology, economics, and national security.
She lives in Boston with her husband, Thomas Howard and her dog, Stella.Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020, 11:28am
Outside Professional Activities
Community Adviser, Harvard Graduate Commons Program