About

I am a Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre, Research Fellow at China Forum, and independent consultant. My work explores the domestic and global implications of the Chinese Communist Party’s “autonomic” approach to state security. It offers new ways of thinking about how to understand and respond to China’s pursuit of artificial intelligence and big data-enabled capabilities to augment political and social control.

 

I hold a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham (2017), an MSc in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford (2011), a BA in International Affairs from Florida State University (2010), and a BA in Chinese Language and Culture from Florida State University (2010).

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Highlights

MIT Technology Review Interview ‘How China surveils the world’

Mara Hvistendahl conducted a long interview with me for MIT Technology Review, covering my Australian Strategic Policy Institute report Engineering Global Consent, and my views on the global implications of China’s technology-enhanced authoritarianism. The full interview is available here.

 

The Observer Interview

Ian Tucker conducted a long interview with me for The Observer (The Guardian UK Sunday edition), covering my Australian Strategic Policy Institute report Engineering Global Consent, and my views on the global implications of China’s technology-enhanced authoritarianism. The full interview is available here.

 

Report “Engineering Global Consent” featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Four Corners

On 14 October 2020, ABC Four Corners investigation “Red Flags” was first aired to coincide with the launch of my Australian Strategic Policy Institute report Engineering Global Consent.  The episode featured an interview with me and ASPI colleagues. A summary of the content from my report included in the ABC investigation is available here.

 

Testimony for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

In May 2019, I testified before the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence at the hearing “China’s Digital Authoritarianism: Surveillance, Influence, and Political Control” on 16 May 2019. Please see the Full Text of my Prepared Statement and the Hearing Video. A summary of my responses in Q&A is available via Tanner Greer @ The Scholar’s Stage

 

Testimony for the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

In November 2018, I testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at the hearing “The Communist Party’s Crackdown on Religion in China”, Full Text of Statement and Hearing Video.

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