Emily Parker is a digital diplomacy advisor and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, where she is writing a book about the Internet and democracy. Before joining New America, Ms. Parker was a member of Secretary Clinton's policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State, where she covered 21st century statecraft, innovation and technology. While at State, she advised on issues related to Internet freedom and open government, and traveled to the Middle East to explore the role of new media in post-revolutionary Egypt.
Ms. Parker is the co-founder of Code4Country, the first open-government codeathon between the United States and Russia. She is a former International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, an Arthur Ross Fellow at Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and a Global Policy Fellow at Carnegie Moscow Center, where she researched the role of blogging and social media in today's Russia. Ms. Parker spent over five years working on The Wall Street Journal's editorial page, first as an editorial writer in Hong Kong and later as a New York-based editor. She was also a staff op-ed editor for The New York Times.
In addition to those publications, Ms. Parker has written for The New Republic, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Project Syndicate and World Affairs. Her chapter on Chinese nationalism was published in China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges (Seven Stories Press, May 2008). She has worked in China and Japan, and speaks Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish. Ms. Parker graduated with Honors from Brown University with a double major in Comparative Literature and International Relations, and has a Master's from Harvard in East Asian Studies. Her personal website can be found at http://emilyparkerwrites.com.