Emily Parker is currently an International Affairs Fellow serving as a member of the Policy Planning staff at the U.S. Department of State, where she is responsible for 21st Century Statecraft, innovation and technology. Prior to joining Policy Planning, Ms. Parker was a global policy fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center, where she researched the role of blogging and social media in today's Russia.
Formerly she was the Arthur Ross Fellow at Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, and has worked as a staff op-ed editor for The New York Times and as an op-ed editor and an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal. From 2004 to 2005, she wrote a Journal column called "Virtual Possibilities: China and the Internet." Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Project Syndicate and the New Republic. She graduated with honors from Brown University, where she studied international relations and comparative literature. She holds an MA in East Asian studies from Harvard University, and speaks Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish.