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.
Aida Bardissi is the Program and Staff Assistant at the Middle East Initiative, where she oversees day-to-day operations and is responsible for the logistics and management of events and communications.
Prior to joining MEI, Aida has worked with various human rights organizations such as the ACLU, CODEPINK, and Boston University’s Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Initiative (FMHT). She has also administered English as a Second Language courses at the ICRM (Islington Center for Refugees and Migrants), in London, U.K. Aida is an alumnus of Boston University where she studied International Affairs, with foci in Cultural Anthropology and the MENA region.Last Updated: Sep 10, 2020, 12:36pm