Senior Fellow in Cyberspace Geopolitics, Canada Centre for Global Security Studies
Christopher Bronk, Ph.D., is the Baker Institute fellow in information technology policy at Rice University and Senior Fellow in Cyberspace Geopolitics at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies. He previously served as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State on assignments both overseas and in Washington, D.C. His last assignment was in the Office of eDiplomacy, the department’s internal think tank on information technology, knowledge management, computer security and interagency collaboration. He also has experience in political affairs, software development, immigration and U.S.-Mexico issues. Since arriving at Rice, Bronk has divided his attentions among a number of areas, including information security, energy and computing, broadband policy, digital diplomacy and the militarization of cyberspace. He teaches on the intersection of computing and politics holding an appointment in Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering. Bronk has provided commentary for a variety of news outlets, including Foreign Policy, ABC, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, the BBC and the Houston Chronicle. He has published widely on cybersecurity and the impact of Information technology upon foreign affairs. Holding a Ph.D. from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Bronk also studied international relations at Oxford University and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.