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Courtesy Georgetown University

Professor of Government, Georgetown University

Richard C. Holbrooke Fellow - Class of Spring 2023


Abraham Newman is a professor of government in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University. He received his BA from Stanford University and PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Newman’s research focuses on the ways in which economic interdependence and globalization have transformed international politics. He is the author of Protectors of Privacy: Regulating Personal Data in the Global Economy (Cornell, 2008), and of Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security (Princeton, 2019), co-authored with Henry Farrell and named the 2020 International Studies Association ICOMM Best Book and one of Foreign Affairs’ Best Books of 2019, among other accolades. Newman also co-authored Voluntary Disruptions: International Soft Law, Finance, and Power (Oxford, 2018) and co-edited How Revolutionary was the Digital Revolution: National Responses, Market Transitions, and Global Technologies (Stanford, 2006). His work has appeared in a range of journals, including Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, International Security, Science, and World Politics.

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