“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Sam Parker received his Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard Kennedy School in 2018. A Belfer Center International and Global Affairs (BIGA) student fellow while at the Kennedy School, his interest is in national security policy and crisis communications.
After studying government and economics at Colby College, Parker served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Previously, he worked at the Queens District Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Bureau and assisted with message development for the “It’s On US” campaign against campus sexual assault as a White House intern. At Colby, his senior thesis predicted and analyzed how demographic changes over the next 30 years will affect the electoral map.
In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hockey, and rec-league football.Last Updated: Jun 1, 2018, 9:38am