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.
Jeff Tsao is a "late-career" research fellow in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. His Ph.D. was in Applied Physics at Harvard, and most of his career has been in research, management, and "community organizing" in the areas of semiconductor materials, solid-state lighting, and energy economics.
His current interests are shifting towards the "engineering and applied science" of research: developing/applying the social science of human/group creativity to understanding/improving research processes at the individual, group, institution, and policy levels.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm