Graham Webster is a senior fellow with Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center and fellow with New America. 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 U.S.–China Week 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.

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New America
» China Digital Economy (DigiChina) Fellow, 2017–

Yale Law School
» Senior Research Scholar and 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,, Washington, 2007–2008


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.


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