Abraham Newman received his BA in International Relations from Stanford University and his PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a professor in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University.

His research focuses on the ways in which economic interdependence and globalization have transformed international politics. He is the author with Henry Farrell of Underground Empire: How America Weaponized the World Economy (Holt/Penguin 2023); Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security (Princeton University Press 2019), which is the winner of the 2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law / Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, the 2020 International Studies Association ICOMM Best Book Award, and one of Foreign Affairs’ Best Books of 2019, with Elliot Posner of Voluntary Disruptions: International Soft Law, Finance, and Power (Oxford University Press: 2018), which won an Honorable Mention from the American Political Science Association’s International Collaboration Section Best Book Award 2018 and an Honorable Mention from the International Studies Association’s International Law Section Best Book Award 2019, Protectors of Privacy: Regulating Personal Data in the Global Economy (Cornell University Press: 2008) and co-editor of How Revolutionary was the Digital Revolution: National Responses, Market Transitions, and Global Technologies (Stanford University Press: 2006). His work has appeared in a range of journals including Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, International Security, Nature, Science, and World Politics. He is a regular commentator on current events appearing on programs like NPR and Deutsche Welle and writing for news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.


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