Lindsay Gorman


About Lindsay Gorman

Lindsay Gorman was the senior fellow and head of the technology and geopolitics team at the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at the German Marshall Fund and a venture scientist with Deep Science Ventures. A quantum physicist and computer scientist by training, she leads ASD’s work on AI and democracy, US-China technology competition, and transatlantic innovation.

Lindsay most recently served as a senior adviser in the Biden White House on AI, democracy, and national security issues. At the Office of Science Technology and National Security Council, she crafted US technology competition and national security strategy and led international technology initiatives through the US-EU Trade and Technology Council and Quad. In particular, she founded and led the US-EU AI cooperation workstream in the Trade and Technology Council. She was also the principal architect of the Advancing Technology for Democracy agenda of the Presidential Initiative for Democratic Renewal, which included multilateral initiatives on export controls, privacy-preserving AI, and democracy-affirming technologies.

Prior to serving in the White House, Lindsay spent over a decade at the intersection of technology development and national security policy. She is the former CEO and managing director of a technology consulting firm she founded, Politech Advisory, where she advised start-up and venture capital clients. She has served as an expert contributor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission on international technology standards; technology adviser to US Senator Mark Warner; consultant to Schmidt Futures on 5G; and fellow with National Academy of Sciences. Her technical background includes building self-driving cars for the DARPA Urban Challenge.

Lindsay regularly delivers keynote addresses and briefs senior leaders across the Atlantic on China’s technology ambitions and building a democratic approach to emerging technologies. She has recently testified before the U.S. Congress and Australian Parliament on AI and technology innovation. Her research and analyses have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, and she frequently appears in TV and radio interviews on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NPR, BBC, and Bloomberg. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Truman National Security Project, and an awardee of the US State Department Speaker Program. She holds a BA in Physics from Princeton University and an MS in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

Lindsay Gorman with NBR: China’s Data Ambitions

Lindsay Gorman details China’s data ambitions with a particular eye to how they relate to emerging technology goals associated with AI. She then discusses how these efforts complicate democratic values in cyberspace and analyzes options for how demo [...]

2024-03-05T11:41:00-05:00August 14, 2021|By |

A Future Internet for Democracies: Contesting China’s Push for Dominance in 5G, 6G, and the Internet of Everything

Executive Summary Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes in Competition for the Future Internet The United States and its democratic allies are engaged in a contest for the soul of the Future Internet. Conceived as a beacon of free expression with [...]

2024-02-07T13:53:51-05:00October 27, 2020|By |

5G Tech Factsheet for Policymakers

ASD Emerging Technologies Fellow Lindsay Gorman, Harvard's Hugo Yen, and Virginia Tech's David Simpson provide a brief overview of 5G technology and related policy considerations for Harvard Belfer Center's Technology Factsheet Series.  Introducti [...]

2024-02-07T13:57:50-05:00June 26, 2020|By |

Kristine Berzina, Lindsay Gorman, & Nad’a Kovalcikova on TikTok’s Membership in the EU’s Code of Practice on Disinformation in EUobserver

In an op-ed for EUobserver, Senior Fellow Kristine Berzina, Emerging Technologies Fellow Lindsay Gorman, and Fellow and Program Manager Nad'a Kovalcikova argue that TikTok's membership in the EU's Code of Practice on Disinformation risks prematurely [...]

2024-02-07T13:16:27-05:00June 15, 2020|By , and |
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