Graham Webster is a research scholar at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center, where he leads the DigiChina Project. DigiChina is a collaborative project to translate, contextualize, and analyze Chinese digital policy documents and discourse. Webster also writes the independent Transpacifica e-mail newsletter. He was previously a senior fellow and lecturer at Yale Law School, where he was responsible for the Paul Tsai China Center's U.S.–China Track 2 dialogues for five years before leading programming on cyberspace and high-tech issues. 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. [Longer bio available at Stanford.]
» Research Scholar, Cyber Policy Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, 2020–
» Editor in Chief, DigiChina, Cyber Policy Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, 2019–
» Editor in Chief, DigiChina, 2019–
» China Digital Economy Fellow, 2017–
» Coordinating Editor, DigiChina, 2017–2019
Yale Law School
» Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Oakland, 2017–2018
» 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
» 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
» 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
A.M., Regional Studies–East Asia, 2010
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)