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.
Julia Martin is the Assistant Director at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, where she oversees the administration of MEI’s research programs, manages MEI’s budgets and financial resources, and supports strategic planning. Prior to joining MEI, she worked as the Secretariat Manager for Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), a global network which seeks to increase the voice, visibility, and validity of the working poor, especially women, based at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Institute for Civil Society. Julia has also supported the work of the Hauser Institute’s programs on Humanitarian & Development NGOs and Justice and Human Rights. Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Florida State University and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.Last Updated: Sep 10, 2020, 12:35pm