Sam Parker received his Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard Kennedy School in 2018. A Belfer Center International and Global Affairs (BIGA) student fellow while at the Kennedy School, his interest is in national security policy and crisis communications.

After studying government and economics at Colby College, Parker served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Previously, he worked at the Queens District Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Bureau and assisted with message development for the “It’s On US” campaign against campus sexual assault as a White House intern. At Colby, his senior thesis predicted and analyzed how demographic changes over the next 30 years will affect the electoral map.

Last Updated: July 5, 2018

A U.S. View on China’s So-Called ‘Debtbook Diplomacy’ Agenda

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
For the past year or so, senior U.S. government officials have been accusing China of engaging in so-called “debtbook diplomacy,” a tactic that Washington contends intentionally burdens developing countries with billions of dollars of loans. When...