Jessica Brandt

Jessica Brandt

Policy Director for the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative, Brookings Institution

Jessica Brandt is policy director for the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a fellow in the Foreign Policy program’s Strobe Talbott 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.

Her work has been widely published and quoted in the Washington Post, Associated Press, BBC, NPR, Bloomberg, Vox, Slate, and Wired, among others. She was the lead author on “Linking Values and Strategy: How Democracies Can Offset Autocratic Advances,” the report of a bipartisan task force of 30 leading national security practitioners across parties and sub-disciplines, which developed national strategy for the United States in non-military domains of competition.

Jessica was previously head of policy and research for the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, special adviser to the president of the Brookings Institution, and an international and global affairs fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. She received her bachelor’s from Johns Hopkins University and Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Jessica is a member of the advisory council of the American Ditchley Foundation and a David Rockefeller fellow of the Trilateral Commission. She was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Next Generation Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.