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.
Jenna Stark is a Master in Public Policy 2020 candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Jenna graduated from Brown University in 2011 with an honors degree in international relations, with a focus on global security in the Middle East. She speaks both Arabic and Hebrew and has lived in Israel to research issues related to the peace process and in Egypt to study Arabic full-time. More recently, Jenna has worked in Washington, DC as a political analyst focused on the Middle East and as a specialist in Arabic media. She has continued her travels to the region as well. Jenna's policy interests include conflict resolution, international negotiations, and Middle East studies.Last Updated: Sep 1, 2020, 3:26pm