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.
Karin Vander Schaaf is the administrative coordinator of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP), executive assistant to STPP Co-Director, John P. Holdren, and provides faculty assistance to Professors Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Jim Waldo, Bruce Schneier, and Arctic Initiative Co-Director Halla Hrund Logadottir. Her administrative responsibilities include financial management and budget oversight, logistics planning for conferences, seminars, and workshops, and working with the STPP and Environment and Natural Resources Program fellows on HKS administrative matters. She is passionate about the environment and is a co-chair of the HKS Green Team. She also serves on the HKS Joint Council and is an HUCTW representative for Harvard Kennedy School.
Karin joined the Belfer Center after eleven years at Harvard Medical International where her role was Manager of Administrative Operations and Program Manager for the Dubai Healthcare City project. Karin holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from the Harvard Extension SchoolLast Updated: Aug 12, 2020, 2:57pm