James Lewis

October 25, 2012
Senior Fellow and Program Director, CSIS

James Andrew Lewis is a senior fellow and Program Director at CSIS where he writes on the internet, security and the international economy.  Before joining CSIS, he worked at the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer and the Department of Commerce as a member of the Senior Executive Service.  Lewis worked on a range of issues involving international security, Asia and technology.  He was the Rapporteur for the 2010 United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on information Security.  

Lewis is one of the leading global experts on cybersecurity and his writings are among the seminal works on strategies, norms and warfare.  He has authored numerous publications since coming to CSIS.  His “Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency” has been downloaded more than 50,000 times.  Other recent reports include “Why Privacy and Security Clash,” “Harnessing Leviathan – Internet Governance and Security,” and “Will America Defeat Itself: Ideas and National Power.” 

Lewis’ comments appear frequently in the media and he has testified numerous time before Congress.  His current research examines the political effect of the internet, strategic competition, and innovation.  Lewis received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago

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