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 Porwancher is an Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy and the Wick Cary Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where he teaches legal history. While at the Belfer Center, he will be completing his fourth book, Theodore Roosevelt and the Jews (under contract with Princeton University Press). His other books include The Devil Himself: A Tale of Honor, Insanity, and the Birth of Modern America (Oxford University Press, 2016), which is currently being adapted for the stage.
Porwancher has held fellowships at Oxford, Princeton, and Yeshiva Universities and the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2017, he won the Longmire Prize for innovation in teaching. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge and also holds degrees from Brown University and Northwestern University.Last Updated: Sep 9, 2020, 2:58pm