“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Katherine Mansted is a nonresident fellow, with a focus on emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and the Asia-Pacific. Her research explores the impact of the information revolution on traditional systems—including democracy, national defense, and international relations. Her publications include work on cyber-enabled foreign interference in Australia, and internet privacy.
Previously, Katherine has practiced law as a commercial solicitor, served as a policy adviser to an Australian Cabinet Minister, and served as an Associate to a Justice of the High Court of Australia.
Katherine holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honors and a Bachelor of International Relations from Bond University.Last Updated: Jul 10, 2018, 2:09pm