Melissa K. Griffith

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Melissa K. Griffith

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Biography

Melissa K. Griffith was a Cybersecurity Pre-Doctoral Fellow at CISAC for the year 2019-2020. Griffith is a Public Policy Fellow with the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC); and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies (CSS). She works at the intersection between technology and national security with a specialization in cybersecurity, semiconductors, and 5G networks. Her work sheds important light on the components and dynamics of cyber power and cyber conflict, as well as the vital role that public-private cooperation and both security and economic policy play in national defense. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Griffith was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Research Institute on the Finnish Economy (ETLA) in Helsinki, Finland. Griffith holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in International Relations from Agnes Scott College.  For additional information (including a comprehensive list of publications, prior positions and affiliations, presentations and public appearances, and teaching experience) please visit www.melissakgriffith.com.