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.
Arthur Segel is the Poorvu Family Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. In 1982, Segel was a Cofounder/Owner of TA Associates Realty prior to which he was Vice President at Boston Properties and Deputy for Finance at Massport under Governor Dukakis. In 2005 he co-founded a nonprofit, The Tobin Project, in recent years awarded the MacArthur Genius Award for an Organization for its work on inequality. In 2005 he cofounded The Xander Funds, headquartered in Singapore, primarily focused in private equity real estate in India. In 1998, he cofounded a nonprofit, the 21st Century Fund. Segel is a Trustee of the Urban Institute, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and of Yad Hanadiv, a Rothschild family foundation, and serves on the advisory committees of High Vista and the SRB Corporation. He was also the Robert F. Greenhill Award recipient for 2005-2006. Segel was awarded one of the most 30 influential players in real estate in the world by Private Equity Real Estate; Segel is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and is a graduate of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. From 2017-2019, Professor Segel is a Special Student at the Harvard Divinity School.Last Updated: Feb 10, 2020, 5:40pm