Bio

Graham Webster is a senior fellow with Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center and a fellow with New America, where he is coordinating editor of the DigiChina project. At Yale he leads programming on digital technology and U.S.–China relations, and from 2012 to 2017 he was responsible for the center's U.S.–China Track 2 and Track 1.5 dialogues on a wide range of security and economic issues. At New America he coordinates the collaborative DigiChina project to translate, contextualize, and analyze Chinese digital policy documents and commentary. He was a 2017 fellow with the Transatlantic Digital Debates project of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and New America, and he writes the independent Transpacifica e-mail newsletter. In the past, he wrote a CNET News blog on technology and society from Beijing, worked at the Center for American Progress, and taught East Asian politics at NYU's Center for Global Affairs. Graham holds a master's degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is based in Oakland, California.

Employment
+ Teaching

New America
» China Digital Economy Fellow and Coordinating Editor, DigiChina, 2017–

Yale Law School
» Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Oakland, 2017–
» Lecturer, Senior Research Scholar, and Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, New Haven, 2015–2017
» Research Scholar and Senior Fellow, U.S.–China Relations, The China Center, New Haven, 2014–2015
» Fellow, The China Center, Beijing, 2012–2014

EastWest Institute
» Fellow, Asia-Pacific Program, 2016–2017
» Public Policy & Communications Officer, New York, 2011–2012

New York University
» Adjunct Instructor, Center for Global Affairs, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York, Summers 2012 & 2013

Political Research & Communications Consultant
Clients include:
» Clinton Global Initiative, New York, 2011
» National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, 2011
» Natural Resources Defense Council, Beijing, 2008

Harvard University
» Teaching Fellow, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Cambridge, Mass., 2009–2010

CNET Blog Network
» Blog Author, Sinobyte: China and Technology, Beijing, 2008

Center for American Progress
» Associate Editor, CampusProgress.org, Washington, 2007–2008

Education

Harvard University
A.M., Regional Studies–East Asia, 2010

Northwestern University
B.S., Journalism & International Studies, 2006

Language and other studies:
» University of Washington, Department of Political Science, Ph.D. coursework, Seattle, 2010–2011.
» Tsinghua University, Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies, Beijing, Summer 2009.
» Stanford University and Peking University, Asian Summer Language Program (Mandarin), Stanford, Calif., and Beijing, Summer 2007.
» Kanda University of International Studies, Language and social science coursework, Chiba, Japan, Fall 2004.

Languages

In order of proficiency:
» English (native)
» Mandarin Chinese (advanced spoken and reading)
» Japanese (intermediate spoken and reading)
» Spanish (rusty)