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.
Christopher Li is a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he focuses on U.S.-China relations, Asia-Pacific security, and biotechnology. His research interests also include Chinese history and politics, Taiwan and cross-strait relations, and emerging technology. Previously at the Center, Chris was Research Assistant to Graham Allison in the Avoiding Great Power War Project and Coordinator of the China Working Group. In that role, he also contributed to the China Cyber Policy Initiative and the Technology and Public Purpose Project, led by former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
Prior to joining Belfer, Chris was special assistant for life sciences strategy in the Office of the Provost at Harvard and worked in a molecular biology lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. He previously was a legislative intern for Senator Mazie Hirono.
Chris received his A.B. with high honors in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology from Harvard University and is pursuing an M.A. in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar. He is fluent in Mandarin, completed advanced language training in diplomatic Chinese at National Taiwan University, and has served as an interpreter for U.S.-China Track II dialogues.Last Updated: Aug 28, 2020, 4:00am