Susan Ariel Aaronson

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a CIGI senior fellow. She is an expert in international trade, digital trade, corruption and good governance, and human rights.

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Expertise
International trade
Digital trade
International investments
Progressive trade

Bio

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a CIGI senior fellow. She is an expert in international trade, digital trade, corruption and good governance, and human rights. She is currently writing papers on disinformation and the global trade regime, artificial intelligence as a global public good and comparative data governance.

Susan is also research professor of international affairs and cross-disciplinary fellow at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where she directs the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub. The Hub educates policy makers and the public on domestic and international data governance.

Susan is the former Minerva Chair at the National War College. She is the author of six books and more than 40 scholarly articles. Her work has been funded by major international foundations including the MacArthur, Hewlett, Ford and Rockefeller Foundations; governments such as the Netherlands, the United States and Canada; international organizations such as the United Nations, International Labour Organization and the World Bank; and US corporations including Google, Ford Motor and Levi Strauss.

From this expert

Title Topic Type PDF
Data Is Divisive: A History of Public Communications on E-commerce, 1998–2020 Big Data, WTO CIGI Papers
Can the Digital Economy Survive in a Splinternet? Security, Platform Governance Opinion
DataGovHub Webinar Series: "Why has data become a national security issue?" Big Data, Security, Platform Governance, Surveillance & Privacy Event
Data Is Dangerous: Comparing the Risks That the United States, Canada and Germany See in Data Troves Big Data CIGI Papers
Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System China, WTO Event
The US is Missing its Chance to be a Global Leader on Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Opinion
A Plurilateral “Single Data Area” Is the Solution to Canada’s Data Trilemma Big Data, Trade CIGI Papers
How Congress Can Rein in Protectionist Trade Measures Trade, WTO Opinion
Data Is a Development Issue Big Data, Innovation Economy CIGI Papers
It Is Time for a Broad Debate over Data, Its Use and How It Should Be Regulated Big Data, Trade Opinion
Data Is Different: Why the World Needs a New Approach to Governing Cross-border Data Flows Big Data, Trade CIGI Papers
The Data Effect Big Data, Innovation Economy Event
How Trump's Trade War Violates Good Government Principles Trade Opinion
Donald Trump's Tariffs Don't Protect American Security — They Jeopardize It Trade Opinion