Jessica Brandt is the Policy Director for the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a fellow in the Foreign Policy program’s Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology. Her research interests and recent publications focus on foreign interference, disinformation, digital authoritarianism and the implications of emerging technologies for liberal democracies.
Jessica was previously Head of Policy and Research for the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where her research focuses on the emerging competition between democracies and autocracies. She was previously a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where she was on the leadership team of a cross-program initiative on Democracy at Risk. Jessica has also served as special adviser to the president of the Brookings Institution, as an International and Global Affairs fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and as the director of Foreign Relations for the Geneva Accord. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the American Ditchley Foundation and a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.