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.
Lama Mourad was a pre-doctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto (expected 2018). Her doctoral dissertation is focused on the role of municipalities in governing the Syrian refugee influx in Lebanon. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including the SSHRC-CGS Doctoral Fellowship, the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) Doctoral Award, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. She has published in a number of academic and public outlets, including the Journal of Refugee Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, Forced Migration Studies, as well as the Toronto Star, and Le Devoir.Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020, 1:21pm