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.
Daniel Bicknell is a Master in Public Policy 2020 candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. Before HKS, Daniel served as a Peace Corps Response volunteer in Peru, where he strengthened natural protected area co-management between SERNANP and indigenous community organizations. In the final year of the Obama Administration, Daniel worked at U.S. Department of Energy advancing scientific innovations through policy and partnerships. Immediately after college, he worked for Marstel-Day LLC, an environmental consulting firm, and crafted policy and programs for U.S. Department of Defense clients that balanced national security and sustainability requirements. He holds an A.B. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.Last Updated: Sep 1, 2020, 3:24pm