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The Philadelphia Committee on Foreign Relations

James Lewis

  • 05/11/2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Zoom


James A Lewis is a senior vice president and program director at Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), where he writes on technology, security, and innovation. Previously, he worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a Foreign Service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. His government experience includes work on a range of politico-military and Asian security issues, as a negotiator on conventional arms transfers and advanced military technology, and in developing policies for satellites, encryption, and the Internet. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Lewis is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity. His writings include “Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency,” which was noted by President Barack Obama in his first speech on cybersecurity. His current research examines international security and governance in cyberspace, the relationship between innovation and technology, the future of warfare, and the effect of the Internet on politics.

His topic will be: "Cybersecurity: the November Elections and Beyond"  

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