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.
Naniette H. Coleman is a Fellow with the Cyber Security Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Founder and Executive Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Privacy (IRGP) at the University of California Berkeley. A PhD Candidate in Sociology at Berkeley, Naniette’s work sits at the intersection of the sociology of culture and organizations and focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, and privacy in the US context. Her research examines how organizations assess risk, make decisions, and respond to data breaches and organizational compliance with state, federal, and international privacy laws. Naniette holds a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Democracy, Politics, and Institutions from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and both an M.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Communication from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. A non-traditional student, Naniette’s prior professional experience includes local, state (New York), and federal government (Department of Commerce and the Office of the US Trade Representative) service, as well as for two international organizations (the World Bank and the United Nations), and a university (Harvard).Last Updated: Nov 5, 2019, 10:23am