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.
Sabrina Howell is interested in energy policy and economics, particularly the deployment of disruptive energy technologies in China and the U.S. She is currently a Ph.D. Student in the economics track of the Political Economy and Government program at the Kennedy School, and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She holds a B.A. with high honors in Economics and East Asian Studies from Yale University. After graduating from Yale in 2008, she taught sustainable development and energy economics at Hong Kong University and Zhejiang University in China while writing a book chapter on Chinese energy security in Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century. Subsequently, she worked in energy consulting for Charles River Associates in Houston, TX, and then as a Senior Policy Analyst at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) in Washington, D.C., where she focused on U.S. transportation policy and electric vehicle deployment. Sabrina is proficient in Mandarin and French.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 4:58pm