James Andrew Lewis

  • James Andrew Lewis is a senior fellow and program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Before joining CSIS, 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 Asian politico-military issues, as a negotiator on conventional arms and technology transfers, and on military and intelligence-related technologies. Lewis led the U.S. delegation to the Wassenaar Arrangement Experts Group on advanced civil and military technologies and was the rapporteur for the UN Group of Government Experts on Information Security for their successful 2010 and 2013 sessions. He was assigned to U.S. Southern Command for Operation Just Cause, U.S. Central Command for Operation Desert Shield, and to the U.S. Central American Task Force.

    Since coming to CSIS, Lewis has authored numerous publications. His recent work focuses on cybersecurity, including the best-selling “Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency,” which was commended by President Obama. He is an internationally recognized expert, and his comments appear frequently in the media. Lewis has a close research partnership with the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. His current research examines sovereignty on the Internet, cybersecurity norms, warfare, and technological innovation. Lewis received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

    A complete list of James Andrew Lewis's publications can be viewed online.




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