Brandon Kirk Williams
2022-23 Wilson China Fellow
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Wilson Center Projects
The Innovation Race: U.S.-China Competition for S&T Leadership and the Quantum Revolution
Brandon Kirk Williams is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research sits at the intersection of cybersecurity, emerging technologies, Indo-Pacific security strategy, and applied history. He recently published “America’s Past Offers the Model for Topping China in Science and Technology” in the Washington Post. He earned a History PhD at the University of California, Berkeley where he completed a Cold War history dissertation that included fieldwork in India, Switzerland, throughout the United States, and in Indonesia where he was a Fulbright-Hays grantee.