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.
Andrew Facini is Publishing Manager for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He specializes in producing academic works for print and digital publication, designing printed collateral for in-house and outreach communications, and managing the Center’s brand.
He earned his bachelor’s in international relations from Boston University in 2010. While at BU, he was editorial editor for BU’s independent newspaper, The Daily Free Press, and served as the founding editor-in-chief of The International Relations Review, an academic publication of news and analysis that has grown to become BU’s premier undergraduate journal.
In 2018, Andrew earned his master’s in international relations from Harvard Extension School, where he focused on nuclear weapons policy and nonproliferation issues. His thesis, “Restraint by Design: The Ideological Origins of ‘Minimum Deterrence’ in China’s Nuclear Weapons Program” explores a unique dimension of Mao Zedong's ideology and the long-lasting normative influence those beliefs had on China's future policy choices.
He is active in the field of nuclear weapons education, serving as teaching assistant for various graduate classes in Harvard's nuclear deterrence certificate program and giving frequent lectures on technology, history, and cultural issues. He has been published on nuclear issues in The Boston Globe, Arms Control Today, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and has spoken on BBC World Service. He is a current fellow in the NSquare Innovators Network.
Follow his work on Twitter at @andrewfacini.Last Updated: Feb 19, 2020, 4:13pm