Adam Segal

Adam Segal
Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of two books on Asia and technology, the most recent is Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge (Norton, 2011). His writing has appeared in publications such as Financial TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesForeign AffairsAsian Wall Street Journal, and International Herald Tribune and he has appeared as a commentator on several networks including Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, NPR, and the BBC. He is also a research associate of the National Asia Research Program.

Before working at CFR, Dr. Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for International Studies, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Tsinghua University in Beijing, and has taught at Vassar College and Columbia University. Dr. Segal has a Ph.D. and a B.A. in government from Cornell University, and an M.A. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He reads and speaks Chinese.

Recent Events

May 2, 2011

Adam Segal and Rob Atkinson debate the threat of China's innovation policies.