Graham Webster is a research scholar in the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance at Stanford University, where he leads the DigiChina Project. He researches, writes, and teaches on technology, Chinese policy and development, and U.S.–China relations. 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.]

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Stanford University
» Research Scholar, Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance (GTG), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, 2020–
» Editor-in-Chief, DigiChina Project, GTG 2019–

New America
» China Digital Economy Fellow, 2017–2019
» 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

EastWest Institute
» 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

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)