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.
Mikaela Bennett is the Coordinator for Research Programs and Student Engagement at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. She is directly responsible for the coordination and implementation of MEI research programs, including resident and non-resident appointments, research grants, strategic partnerships, publications, events, and research-related logistics.
Prior to joining MEI she spent time as a Policy Associate with the Association for Forests, Development, and Conservation (AFDC) in Jdeideh, Lebanon. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. She holds an MA in Middle East Studies with a specialization in Science and Technology from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Mikaela also earned a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.Last Updated: Aug 7, 2020, 2:24pm