Julia Voo was Research Director for China Cyber Policy at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs where she led a Track II Dialogue between the U.S. and China on cybersecurity between 2018-2020. Before Harvard, Julia lived in Beijing for seven years with stints at the EU Delegation to China, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, and British Embassy, and she has spent time at the UK’s Cabinet Office.

Voo is currently a Cyber Fellow at Belfer, where she leads the team behind Belfer’s National Cyber Power Index (NCPI). The NCPI is the first index to systematically measure comprehensive cyber power for 30 countries. Voo has affiliations with the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford), the Hague Program for Cyber Norms (Leiden), and the China-Africa Research Initiative (Johns Hopkins).

Her research examines geotech strategy including the Digital Silk Road, industrial policy, and technical standards for strategic technologies. Voo’s research and commentary appears in popular media outlets including BBC World News, The Financial Times, Wired, and Politico China.

Last Updated: September 17, 2020



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