Jacob Helberg - Episode 23

Jacob Helberg on the China Doomsday Scenario, the Dangers of Wokeism, and What America Needs to Win the Technological Arms Race

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On this episode of Invested, Michael hosts Jacob Helberg, Commissioner of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. 

Jacob also serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO of Palantir Technologies, where he leads efforts to explore national security trends, changes in the global security landscape and emerging tech policy issues. Jacob is the founder of the Hill & Valley Forum, an alliance he built between Silicon Valley and Capitol Hill to help accelerate the adoption of defense technology to out-innovate China. He is a leading voice in the discussion around how U.S. adversaries continue to use social media platforms to influence American voters during election cycles.

Jacob is the author of The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power (Simon & Schuster, October 2021), which received bipartisan accolades by President Clinton and the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul. Heis also an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS, a Senior Advisor at the Stanford University Center on Geopolitics and Technology, and a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the National Association of Manufacturers. From 2016 to 2020, Jacob was Google’s global lead for the company's internal global product policy efforts to combat foreign interference. Prior to joining Google, he was a member of the founding team of GeoQuant, a geopolitical risk forecasting technology company acquired by Fitch Ratings. Jacob received his M.S. in cybersecurity risk and strategy from New York University.

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