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.
Colin O'Leary is a graduate student in the Program in Virology at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on respiratory virus pathogenesis and interactions between viruses and the immune system. He is also currently a student researcher with Belfer Center's Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project led by Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
Prior to starting his PhD, Colin studied radiation biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He holds a B.S. in both Biology and Politics from Bates College.Last Updated: Apr 30, 2020, 1:34pm