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.
Salina Abraham is a Masters candidate in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Belfer IGA Student Fellow. Over the past five years, Salina has been an advocate for holistic approaches to environmental challenges and community-centered programs for climate solutions. Through working with the Global Landscapes Forum, World Bank, and youth organizations, Salina developed several initiatives with stakeholders ranging from the World Economic Forum to local activists. Salina has also served as co-coordinator of the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, a capacity development program for young people across agriculture, agroecology, and the forestry sector. As a young Eritrean-American, Salina’s passion for green development in Africa has led her to launch programs in Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa, as well as her home country Eritrea, where her research examined the role of tri-sectoral partnerships between corporations, government, and local communities in restoring land and securing rural women’s livelihoods. Salina holds a B.S. in Economics and Environmental Science, Honors from the University of Washington.Last Updated: Aug 17, 2020, 1:05pm