James Andrew Lewis

Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program
James Andrew Lewis

James Lewis writes on technology and public policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he is a senior vice president, holds the Pritzker Chair, and directs the Strategic Technologies Program. Before joining CSIS, he was a diplomat and a member of the Senior Executive Service with extensive negotiating, politico-military, and regulatory experience. Lewis developed groundbreaking policies on remote sensing, encryption, high-tech exports, and cybersecurity. He helped organize the Wassenaar Arrangement and led the first U.S. delegation to its Experts Group.

Lewis was rapporteur and senior adviser for four UN Groups of Governmental Experts on Information Security, and his work on norms and confidence-building measures to build stability in cyberspace is foundational. He leads a long-running track 2 dialogue with the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. Lewis has authored numerous publications (for a complete list see here) on technology and digital issues since coming to CSIS, is frequently quoted in the media, and has testified numerous times before Congress. He serves on the board of a network services company. Lewis is the recipient of several awards and received his PhD from the University of Chicago.

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