“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.”
Tyler Jost is a research fellow with the International Security Program and Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. His research focuses on national security decision-making, bureaucratic politics, and Chinese foreign policy. Jost defended his doctoral dissertation, completed in the Department of Government at Harvard University, in the summer of 2018. The dissertation project examines domestic institutions designed to decide and coordinate national security policy, such as the U.S. National Security Council. Jost's research has been supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. He completed his undergraduate studies at West Point and served as an intelligence officer with assignments to Afghanistan, U.S. Cyber Command, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Jost will join the Brown University Department of Political Science and Watson Institute for International Affairs as an assistant professor in July 2019.Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018, 6:10pm