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.
Dr. Hanan Morsy is the Director of the Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research Department at the African Development Bank, as well as the Associate Editor of World Development Journal. She is a renowned macroeconomics and public policy expert with vast experience in international financial institutions and the private sector. She has published on wide range of economic and development issues and led a number of major flagship publications. Dr. Morsy worked previously as the Lead Economist for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region at The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London between 2012 and 2017. Prior to joining The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, she worked at the International Monetary Fund between 2003 and 2012 in various capacities across different departments including, Fiscal Affairs, Middle East and Central Asia, European, and Monetary and Capital Markets as well as Advisor to Executive Director. Dr. Morsy is a Board of Trustee Member at the London Middle East Institute and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the George Washington University, USA, a Master’s degree in Economics from University of California, Davis, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Computer Science from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.Last Updated: May 27, 2020, 3:47pm