Graham Webster is a research scholar at the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center, where he is editor-in-chief of the DigiChina Project. DigiChina is a collaborative project to translate, contextualize, and analyze Chinese digital policy documents and discourse.

From 2012 to 2017, Webster worked for Yale Law School as a Senior Fellow and lecturer responsible for the Paul Tsai China Center’s Track 2 dialogues between the United States and China, co-teaching seminars on contemporary China and Chinese law and policy, leading programming on cyberspace in U.S.-China relations, and writing extensively on the South China Sea and the law of the sea. While with Yale, he was a Yale-affiliated fellow with the Yale Information Society Project, a visiting scholar at China Foreign Affairs University, and a Transatlantic Digital Debates fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute and New America.

Webster was previously an adjunct instructor teaching East Asian politics at New York University, a Public Policy and Communications Officer at the EastWest Institute, a Beijing-based journalist writing on technology in China for CNET News and other outlets, and an editor at the Center for American Progress. He has worked as a consultant to Privacy International, the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program.

Webster holds a B.S. in Journalism and International Studies from Northwestern University and an A.M. in East Asian studies from Harvard University. He took Ph.D. coursework in Political Science at the University of Washington and language training at Tsinghua University, Peking University, Stanford University, and Kanda University of International Studies.

Last Updated: March 16, 2022



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