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.
Alexandra Schmitt graduated with a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in May 2019. She concentrated in International and Global Affairs and received a certificate in Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences. At the Kennedy School, she served as a research assistant to Ambassador Wendy Sherman and as a negotiations course coach for students in an advanced workshop on multiparty negotiation and conflict resolution. Prior to the Kennedy School, she was the Advocacy Coordinator in the Washington, DC office of Human Rights Watch, where she advocated on the Hill and in the executive branch for a more human-rights centric US foreign policy, with a focus on atrocities prevention and the women, peace, and security agenda. She is originally from Chicago and received a BA in political science from Grinnell College in Iowa.Last Updated: Jun 25, 2019, 2:37pm